February 8, 2002 |
If the name Apolo Anton Ohno is a mouthful, that's nothing compared to reciting the accomplishments of the 19-year-old short-track speedskater who could leave Salt Lake City as the most decorated American of the Winter Games. Think of the sweep turned in by Eric Heiden in long-track speedskating in Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980 - the last domestic Winter Olympics - and you get an idea of the domination Ohno has practiced on his sport recently. Last season, Ohno was the World Cup champion in all three individual distances - 500, 1,000 and 1,500 meters.
October 3, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Jennifer Garner; Terry Crews; musical guest Tegan and Sara. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actress Tina Fey; Rick Santorum; L.P. performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Christina Applegate; Apolo Anton Ohno; A Fine Frenzy. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Actress Amy Poehler; actor Alan Arkin; Garbage performs.
May 23, 2007 |
Olympic speedskating champion Apolo Anton Ohno added another title to his collection last night when he and dancing partner Julianne Hough won the Season Four championship of Dancing With the Stars. The duo danced a passionate paso doble to seal the win over pop singer Joey Fatone and his partner, Kym Johnson, and boxer Laila Ali and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Fatone and Johnson came in second, while a gracious but clearly annoyed Ali and her partner were third. All three couples got perfect scores on the final night of the 10-week competition, but Ohno and Hough received higher scores than the others Monday.
November 16, 2009 |
World champion Kim Yu-na won her second straight Skate America title yesterday in Lake Placid, N.Y., despite losing the free skate to American Rachael Flatt. Kim, of South Korea, made two major mistakes, including a fall on the triple flip - the one element on which she has struggled at times. That left enough of an opening for Flatt, the U.S. runner-up last January, to take the free program, 116.11-111.70. But Kim had such a large lead after the short program that she took the gold medal by more than 13 points.
November 14, 2005 |
England's David Howell held off Tiger Woods in the HSBC Champions yesterday in Shanghai, China, closing with a 4-under 68 for a three-stroke victory. Howell, who began the round with a one-stroke lead over Woods, finished with a 20-under 268 total to claim the $833,300 first-place check in the $5 million event, the richest tournament in Asia. Woods shot a 70. Howell, a surprising star in Europe's Ryder Cup victory over the United States last year, extended his lead to four strokes with three birdies on the first five holes and overcame bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 to win his third European tour title.
February 21, 2010
From: Gonzalez, John We're one week into the Winter Olympics and all sorts of stuff has happened. Excluding the tragic death of the young Georgian luger, what's been the biggest story line so far? Very likely it's the fact that the Dutch speedskating fans in our hotel have not yet done irreparable damage to the adjacent Fogg 'n Suds. . . . Aside from that, I'd say it's either Johnny Weir's outfit or the fact that most of the U.S. stars have come through in the clutch - Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn, Shani Davis, even Evan Lysacek.
February 25, 2010
VANCOUVER - Apolo Anton Ohno has built his name and legacy on the fickle and fortunate turns of short-track speedskating. Allison Baver has been the poster child for its unrelentingly unfair and unforgiving nature. Baver was disqualified during the first heat of last night's 1,000-meter run, ending any chance at her winning her first individual medal at these Olympics. The night was salvaged for her when the United States 3,000-meter relay team won bronze. The Americans finished fourth, but made the podium after the original winner, South Korea, was disqualified.
February 14, 2010 |
Someday soon, Apolo Anton Ohno will take his cool name, his charisma, the bandanna, and the trademark soul patch and skate away from the short-track sport in which he has used all to maximum advantage. Some, in fact, thought that day would have come already. But the lure of an Olympics in Vancouver, so close to his Washington hometown, and the opportunity to become the most decorated American winter athlete pulled him back for more. Last night, Ohno tied that record, though it took some luck on the last lap of the 1,500.
February 22, 2002 |
The couple in the corner were obviously waiting for somebody Wednesday night at the Red Rock Brew Pub. Finally, the woman had had it. "Excuse me," she said to a stranger sitting next to her. "Do you have the time?" "2 a.m.," he answered. "No way!" she yelped. "Oh yeah," he said. "I haven't changed my watch yet. I'm from Philly. " "Dude!" she said. "We're from Jersey. " And indeed they were. Sarah Powers, 24, and Bryan Argue, 22, both of Marlton, had spent nearly an hour sipping their drinks quietly and waiting for their friends from NBC to show up, and Powers was antsy.
February 22, 2002 |
The International Skating Union rejected a protest by the South Korean Olympic team, which threatened to skip the Closing Ceremony over Apolo Anton Ohno's speedskating gold medal. The South Koreans protested the disqualification of World Cup champion Kim Dong-sung, but the ISU turned them down yesterday. Spokesman Pierre Eymann said there is no provision in the short-track rule book for overturning a judgment call by the referee. "It cannot be reviewed," Eymann said. The South Koreans also appealed to International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, hired a Salt Lake City law firm and said they might boycott the closing night of the Salt Lake City Games, as well as future Olympic events.