The Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. are right around the corner. Alaska Airlines (based in Seattle, WA) is celebrating the Olympics with a special themed Boeing 737-800Â displaying a picture of Apolo Ohno on the side. Ohno isÂ one of the most decorated speed skaters in historyÂ and also a winner on “Dancing with The Stars.” Ohno is a Seattle native and a local celebrity.
Brad Tilden, Alaskaâ€™s president, stated, “The â€˜Follow Apoloâ€™ jet will fly across our route system to build excitement for this great American athlete.â€Â
When seeing the plane for the first time, Ohno said, â€œItâ€™s an honor to be featured alongside Alaskaâ€™s trademark Eskimo and have the support of my hometown airline for the most important race of my life.â€ It has to be odd to see a bigger-than-life photo of you on the side of a plane. There is also a website where fans can follow Ohno’s quest to be the most decorated Winter Olympics athlete in history.Â