Folks go totally ape-shit for Apolo Anton Ohno -- he's a Seattle native (go hawks!) Short Track Speed Skater. In the 2002 Salt Lake City games he became quite unpopular with South Korean skating fans, though. After finishing 2nd to a South Korean skater, that skater was then disqualified for interference. Over the next year increasing threats prevented him from attending a World Cup event in the country. It should be exciting to watch the event this year and see what results of this international rivalry!
Apolo will be joined by Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick -- this team is worth keeping an eye on!