Speedskater Apollo Ohno is moving to Utah

Speedskater Apollo Ohno is moving to Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Olympic speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno will move to Utah later this year to train for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

"I'm excited to move. It's a bit of a change for me, but it'll be a good change," Ohno said.

Ohno has been training in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the rest of the short-track team. U.S. Speedskating recently moved its headquarters from northeastern Ohio to the Utah Olympic Oval, where many of the top American skaters already train. That is where Ohno will also train, probably beginning in June.

He said he is still looking for a house in Utah.

Ohno made his remarks during a photo appearance Thursday with Gov. Jon Huntsman and Julianne Hough of Sandy, Ohno's partner on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Ohno won the 1,500 meters at the World Short Track Speedskating Championships in Italy earlier this month.

He took nearly a yearlong break after winning the 500 and taking two bronzes at the Turin Games in 2006. He started training again only two months ago and won the eighth national title of his career at the U.S. championships in Cleveland last month. At the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Ohno won gold in the 1,500.

------ Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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