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Apolo Ohno Will Not Be Making An Olympic Comeback

April 25, 2013 06:12 AM by Lisa Princ

Apolo Ohno wowed us all not once, but twice as he competed for two seasons of Dancing with the Stars. While the 30-year-old did not walk away with the mirror ball trophy during the All Star season, fans were hoping to see the Olympic skater hit the ice again next year. Unfortunately, it’s not going to happen, as Ohno revealed that he is retiring!

Sorry to disappoint everyone who was hoping to see Apolo Ohno hit the ice at the 2014 Olympics, but it is not going to happen according to Ohno. “I think it’s pretty sure at this point [that the comeback is] not going to be. It was always in the back of my head. I just didn’t want to rule it out. I’ve been very blessed, had such an amazing career, overcome a lot of obstacles in my life. It’s time to try some different opportunities,” Ohno recently revealed to the press.

The good news is that Apolo Ohno will be at the 2014 Winter Olympics – as a correspondant for NBC! Hey, it’s better than nothing, right? During his Olympic run, Ohno has won 8 medals, most recently, he took home 3 of those in 2010. Apolo Ohno also walked away as the mirror ball champion on Dancing With The Stars in 2007, but failed to make the finals on the All Star season, as he was eliminated the week prior to the finale.

What do you think of Apolo Ohno retiring from skating? Are you disappointed that he won’t be competing anymore? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it. Sound off in the comments section below!

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7 Responses to “Apolo Ohno Will Not Be Making An Olympic Comeback”

  1. Jennifer Williams Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Great. He’ll be good

  2. kim smith Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 7:42 am

    While Apolo grew up before our eyes he made our country proud, with his overall Good manners, GREAT sportsmanship and humbleness. HE is truly someone our younger generation could and should look up to. Wishing him well on all his endeavors

  3. JayCee Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I don’t blame him. The last place I’d want to be, after the events in Boston last week, is in Sochi. It’s too close to Dagestan.

  4. Kathy Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    He will be missed. He is a GREAT athlete. But he is still young and deserves to enjoy his life as he wants to.

  5. terry Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    A true ALL AMERICAN Young man who has made us all proud and still does!!!

  6. Meadowlark Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Apolo Ohno is an amazing athlete, and someone young people should look up to. He has had an incredible ride for someone so young. If he has decided to hang up the skates and enjoy all of his successes he certainly deserves it. Maybe the future might find him training future amazing athletes. GOOD LUCK.

  7. Skeebo Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Any athlete worth their salt will know when they have hit their limits. It’s refreshing to see someone go out on top instead of ‘pushing’ it to an embarrassing moment that all can share. That he’ll be back as a correspondent has got to be a great opportunity! Can’t think of anyone better suited as he knows the sports lingo and can explain how it all works to the rest of us! Good luck to him and I hope his new endeavors are as fruitful as the previous ones! He made quite a name for himself as an Olympia – win or lose. A good sportsman and competitor.


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