VIDEO: DANCING WITH THE STARS Special Preview - Apolo Anton Ohno
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DANCING WITH THE STARS - ALL STARS marks the first time prior contestants will return for another chance at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy for a very special All-Star season. From former champions to fan favorites, including a celebrity voted in by fans, the stars and their professional partners will return to the ballroom on national television during the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), followed by the premiere of "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show" on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
We know how fast Apolo Anton Ohno is on skates, but we were shocked to see how terrific he was on the dance floor.
Best known for making history at the 2010 Winter Olympics by becoming the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian with eight career Olympic medals, Apolo Ohno has been the top short-track speed skater in the U.S.
Among his tremendous accolades, Apolo is a three-time Olympian, one of only four Americans to win three medals in a single Winter Olympics, and is a 12-time U.S. National Champion. Born in Seattle, Washington, Apolo was raised by his Japanese father, Yuki, whom he credits for his success as he pushed him to pursue excellence on and off the ice when considering his future.
Launched into the national spotlight after winning two medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Apolo’s unique look, including his wavy hair and signature bandana, helped attract countless fans. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, he once again won over the hearts of Americans as he added three more medals to his collection, including a Gold in the Men’s 500m.
Beyond the Olympics, Apolo was ranked by Nielsen’s State of the Media: Year in Sports 2010 as third most effective athlete endorser, ranks tenth in Business Week’s Power 100 and is author of The New York Times Bestseller and top-selling sports biography, Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday.
Passionate about being a positive role model for youth, Apolo is an Ambassador for health and wellness initiatives aimed at children. He is active in Ronald McDonald House charities and also involved in Nikkei Concerns, a leading provider for elder care services. Continuing to demonstrate his diverse talents, Apolo recently finished his first acting roles on Hawaii Five-O and in the SyFy film Tasmanian Devils. Apolo returned to the Olympics as a reporter for NBC during the 2012 Summer Games.