Ohno rules out Sochi, says career is over

USA's Apolo Anton Ohno passes Korea's Yoon-Gy Kwak in the men's 500-metre short track speed skating...

USA's Apolo Anton Ohno passes Korea's Yoon-Gy Kwak in the men's 500-metre short track speed skating at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. (DANIEL MALLARD/QMI AGENCY)

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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.”


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