Eight time Olympic medalist and Dancing With The Stars champ Apolo Ohno says he’s retiring from Olympic competition, reports Voice of America.
Ohno has not competed since the 2010 games in Canada, but he has kept in shape to keep his options open for the 2014 games in Russia.
“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.”
He plans to be in the broadcast booth announcing the games, presumably the speed skating competition. He is the winner of two gold medals, two silvers and four bronze in his Olympic career.
“There comes a time in every single man and woman’s life where you are able to be happy about your existing career,” he said. “And I’ve accomplished all my goals.” said Ohno.
You can read a lot more about Ohno’s stellar career in short track speed skating in Voice of America.