Ohno's Silver Won't be Disputed This Time

Ohno's Silver Won't be Disputed This Time

This time, the Koreans can't complain.

At the 2002 Salt Lake Games, Apolo Anton Ohno won gold in the 1,500-meter race via a disputed disqualification of a favored Korean skater.

Korea takes its short-track racing as seriously as Americans take baseball and football. Combined.

They have won 62 medals in the Winter Games, and 60 have been in short track, including all 17 golds. No country has so much of its medal haul in one sport.

So when the decision was announced, Koreans watching back home on TV were sufficiently angry to flood the NBC network's call center with so many messages that the phone system temporarily shut down.

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