NEW YORK - American Apolo Anton Ohno has confirmed he will not compete at next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics and has effectively retired from short-track speed skating.
Although Ohno, whose eight Olympic medals are the most by an American at a Winter Games, has been reluctant to speculate on his future, he told Reuters on Wednesday his days of competing were over and that he intended to pursue a broadcasting career.
“I’ll be in Sochi but I definitely won’t be trying out. I’ll be with NBC,” he said.
“There’s been no official retirement party, I’ve not had a press conference to say I’m retired but it’s pretty safe to say.”