Short Track Analyst

Apolo Ohno, the most decorated Winter Olympian in U.S. history, will serve as a short track analyst for NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Ohno will also work on features and offer studio commentary during NBC’s extensive Winter Olympics coverage. He reprises his role from Sochi, which followed his work as a sportsdesk reporter at the 2012 London Olympics. Ohno also served as a reporter for NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, reporting from various venues and locations throughout the Games and contributing to features on a variety of platforms including The Olympic Zone.

Ohno’s television experience includes serving as a color commentator on NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge;” hosting Minute to Win It on Game Show Network; as well as competing in and winning ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Fast Facts

  • 4th Olympics overall with NBC Olympics.
  • Ohno is the most decorated Winter Olympian in U.S. history with a record eight Olympic medals over three Olympic Games, including two gold, two silver, and four bronze.
  • In a career that spanned more than two decades, he won 12 national titles; three World Cup overall titles, and a total of 21 World Championship medals: eight gold, seven silver, and six bronze.
  • His accomplishments include becoming the youngest U.S. national champion in 1997 at age 14, the youngest skater to win a World Cup event title in 1999 at age16, and the first American to win the World Cup overall title in 2001.
  • Ohno is a Special Olympics Global Ambassador and travels the world for the organization.
  • He was named U.S. Speed Skating’s “Athlete of the Year” in 2003, was inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame in 2007, and was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • He is the author of the New York Times best seller Zero Regrets: Be Greater than Yesterday, and is a three-time finalist for the Sullivan Award, which honors the top U.S. amateur athlete.