February 8, 2012
Olympic speedskating gold medalist Apolo Ohno will visit Asia Feb 9-15 to bring awareness to the incredible power of Special Olympics, promote the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013, and to unite the world in acceptance of all people with intellectual disabilities.
Ohno will first visit Japan to attend the 2012 Special Olympics Nippon Winter Games (Feb 10-12), to be held in Fukushima.
Ohno has Japanese heritage and his father, Yuki, will be traveling with him.
From there, Ohno will continue on to China, making stops in both Beijing and Ji Lin City, to visit with local schools and help share his speed skating skills through clinics with local Special Olympics athletes.