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Ohno mulling an Olympic curtain call

Jan 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

No one’s sure if gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno is prepping for a run at Sochi, including the short track skater himself, but the clock is ticking and everyone on the team is waiting to hear an answer from America’s most decorated winter Olympian.

“I’ve not made an official decision either way,” Ohno told the AP. “I very much love the sport…

“Physically, I feel like I can make a decision very quickly, but it’s more about gaining the experience back and getting the rust out of your skates,”

National coach Guy Thibault thinks that Ohno is physically conditioned to join the team – mostly from all the dancing with people of note that he’s been doing – but that he’ll need some more time on the ice to fully prepare.

“It’s interesting to see how he feels about it” Thibault added. “He doesn’t say ‘no,’ doesn’t say ‘yes.'”

But no matter what Ohno decides, he says he’ll definitely be in Sochi, either as a skater or a TV correspondent for NBC Sports. Although we’re pretty sure we know which way his competitors would vote.

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