Ohno Hosting ‘Minute to Win It’

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Apolo Ohno with contestants on “Minute to Win It.” (GSN)

Short-track speed skater Apolo Ohno is the host of “Minute to Win It,” which airs on GSN (Game Show Network) on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting June 25.

On the one-hour game show, which originally aired on NBC with Guy Fieri as host, contestants face 10 increasingly difficult challenges using everyday household items. The competitors are given opportunities to leave with what they’ve earned so far — but it’ll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win $1 million.

Ohno holds eight Olympic medals — two gold, two silver and four bronze — from the 2002 (Salt Lake City), 2006 (Turin) and 2010 (Vancouver) Winter Games, more than any other American Winter Olympian in history. In addition, he earned eight gold, seven silver and six bronze medals in seven World Championship competitions.

Ohno’s speed skates from the 2002 Winter Olympics are housed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

In 2007, Ohno brought his winning style to ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” first partnering with Julianne Hough in Season 4, in which they went on to become the season champions. He returned to the show in the fall of 2012 as a member of the first DWTS All-Star cast.

Recently the athlete, actor, bestselling author and philanthropist has been bringing light to the subject of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), a breathing disorder that handicapped Ohno before it was successfully diagnosed and treated in 2000.

To see videos from “Minute to Win It,” visit http://gsntv.com/shows/minute-to-win-it/.

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