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Friday Night Fight: Apolo in Men's Relay Final

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Apolo Ohno is bracing for chaos as he goes for two more medals on the final night of Olympic short track.  He'll be one of 20 skaters careening around the rink in the 5000m relay, knowing South Korea is out to avenge its loss of three medals through disqualification.

Ohno also goes for an individual gold medal Friday night in the 500m, a pell-mell dash that often rewards the fastest skater off the starting line. He's already America's most decorated Winter Olympian with seven career medals, having added a silver and a bronze at the Vancouver Games -- half of the United States' total in short track.

"I understand that Apolo cherishes the journey more than the destination," teammate Simon Cho said, "but while on the journey, why not snatch up a couple more gold medals while you're at it?" In what could be his third and final Olympics, Ohno will anchor the U.S. team of Cho, J.R. Celski and Travis Jayner in taking on the powerful South Koreans, China, Canada and France in 45 laps of confusion, or as it's officially known, the 5000m relay final.

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You can see Ohno compete tonight in Olympic coverage on Channel-3. 

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