Since retiring from speedskating, Apolo Ohno has reinvented himself as a dancer, broadcaster, game show host and triathlete, among other pursuits.
And now he's becoming a event promoter, hosting a first-of-its-kind competition in the building where he became an Olympic star in 2002 by winning the first two of his eight career medals.
The Apolo Ohno Invitational, scheduled Nov. 21 at EnergySolutions Arena, is a short-track speedskating showcase, bringing together athletes from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and China.
Ohno created the event in partnership with the Utah Sports Commission, US Speedskating and ESA.
Skaters will compete for prize money in 14 individual and relay races (counting semifinals and finals) in an event that may televised by the NBC Sports Network. Negotiations are ongoing.