Ohno later became host of a revival of Minute to Win It on Game Show Network and served as a commentator for NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.As he grew older, his father became concerned his son would become a latchkey kid, so he got his son involved with competitive swimming and quad-speed roller skating at age 6.
Kim finished first ahead of Ohno but was disqualified for impeding, awarding the gold medal to Ohno.
Fourth-place finisher of the race, Fabio Carta of Italy, showed his disagreement with the disqualification decision saying it was "absurd that the Korean was disqualified".
Ohno shared his thoughts on the Koreans' hostile reaction by saying, "I was really bothered by it. Later on I realized that was built up by certain people and that was directed at me, negative energy from other things, not even resulting around the sport, but around politics, using me to stand on the pedestal as the anti-American sentiment".
I grew up around many Asian cultures, Korean one of them. Earlier the same year, President George Bush had named North Korea as one of three members of the Axis of Evil, which had upset some South Koreans; directing their anger at Ohno was a less direct way of voicing anger against Bush's decision.
He has been the face of short track in the United States since winning his medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
He won his first overall World Championship title at the 2008 championships.
The complaint was founded on Ohno's seemingly deliberate attempt to stop Biondo from being able to pass Smith.
During the hearing, Davis was never accused of being at fault and Smith made the statement: "Any allegation that there was a fix, conspiracy or understanding between Apolo and me, or anyone else, to let Shani win the race is completely false.
Davis' first-place finish earned enough points to move past Tommy O'Hare in the final point standings and to qualify for sixth place.
By finishing second, Smith earned the opportunity to skate individually in the 1000 m.
It was pretty positive right from the time we landed. After two false starts from other skaters, Ohno won gold in the 500 m when he took the lead with an explosive start and held it until the finish.