Sandra Veneziano, New Britain, Conn.
Yes, the speedskating champ has been busy in areas outside the ice rink in between Winter Olympics years. An eight-time medalist (including two golds), Ohno guest-starred as a thief on Hawaii Five-0 but made his biggest splash on the small screen by competing on — and winning — Dancing With the Stars in 2007. More recently, Ohno has been working as a global ambassador for the Special Olympics and traded in his skates for running shoes: Last November, Ohno, 29, hit the asphalt for the New York City Marathon.
Check out this video of Ohno talking about what’s next for him.
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