Apolo Ohno to Share ‘Zero Regrets’ Philosophy

Posted: April 3, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: April 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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Apolo OhnoApolo Ohno, the charismatic speed skater who has won more medals than any U.S. Winter Olympian in history, will share his compelling personal story in a special event on Tuesday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus.

The eight-time Olympic medalist and two-time gold medal winner will detail his transformation from a rambunctious kid to a focused world-class athlete by using a no-shortcuts “zero regrets” philosophy, a message in which others have found motivation, inside and outside athletics.

Ohno, who served as an NBC commentator for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, also will reflect on embracing his identity as an Asian-American and the relationship he developed with his single-parent father.

Those who do not follow the Olympics might remember Ohno as a season champion on the TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”

Tickets for the Mason event, co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Office of Student Involvement, are on sale now.

Students, faculty and staff receive a discount with their Mason ID card. Student tickets are $5, with a limit of two. Faculty and staff tickets are $10, with a limit of two. General admission tickets are $15.

Students can purchase tickets at the Office of Student Involvement in The Hub. Faculty and staff and general admission tickets are available at the Center for the Arts, by calling 703-993-2787 or visiting cfa.gmu.edu.

Write to Robin Herron at rherron@gmu.edu

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