As Apolo Anton Ohno raced to the gold in
the 1,500-meter short track, he was cheered on by
fans sporting fake soul patches, emulations of the tiny beard below
his lower lip.
John Curley, host of "Evening Magazine" on Seattle's KING TV
and in Salt Lake to cover the Olympics, said he made the patches at
his apartment Tuesday night.
"I knew they didn't want people to have banners and flags for
security reasons," he said. "I thought it was a fun easy way to
show you're supporting Ohno," who is from Seattle.
He said he made 3,000 of the patches from double-stick tape and
$70 worth of faux fur.
He had no trouble giving them out.
"They just couldn't get enough of them," he said. "It's all
in the spirit of the Olympics. It's one way of cheering on your
-- The Associated Press