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By Rebecca Aldridge

Because the son of a unmarried father, Apolo Anton Ohno confirmed loads of spunk and effort. to maintain out of hassle, Ohno bought all in favour of activities like swimming and inline skating. yet every thing replaced while he observed the short-track velocity skating throughout the 1994 wintry weather Olympic video games.

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Between them was Rusty Smith. Setting off a controversy right before the Olympic Games, another speed skater accused Smith and Ohno of fixing the 1,000-meter race so that Davis would win and make the Olympic team. 64 Apolo Anton Ohno cial complaint and demand for arbitration. The accusation was serious. At the least, it could cause Ohno and his friends to lose sponsorships from companies wary of having their products associated with scandal. At the most, they could face a ban from competition in their sport altogether.

He skated well enough to earn the fifth and final spot on the team. The new World Team member realized he would not see a lot of action as the team’s alternate, but this time he set any discouraging thoughts aside— telling himself to be thankful he was on the team at all. This Apolo Gets Serious complacency did not last long, however. Apolo was hungry to be back in that No. 1 spot. He wanted to be a machine again. Apolo decided not to return to Colorado Springs until he had built up more confidence and strength.

Winter Olympic team. Smith finished second, and Ohno placed third. At the time, no complaints or disqualifications were made, and the referees certified the race and its results. Elated for his friend, Ohno congratulated Davis with a hug, an act of congeniality and sportsmanship that would soon be used against him. After the trials, Ohno took off for Los Angeles with his father for a Nike commercial and photo shoot. While there, he missed Commitment and Controversy 63 the post-trials dinner celebrating the team, but amid the celebration, whispers and rumors were starting to spread.

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