TODAY   |  July 22, 2013

Apolo Ohno makes Hoda Kotb, Carson Daly shake junk in trunk

Apolo Anton Ohno, the most decorated winter Olympian and host of the Game Show Network show “Minute To Win It,” challenges TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and guest co-host Carson Daly with an amusing ping pong ball game called Junk In The Trunk.

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>>> apolo anton ohno is the most decorated olympian in history taking home multiple olympic medals for speed skating .

>> since he's all about speed it's no wonder he's now the host of gsn's "minute to win it." take a look.

>> let's take a look at your level five blueprint.

>> 40 seconds. 40 seconds.

>> oh!

>> but who won?

>> i like it.

>> look at you. you made the transition from athlete to game show host .

>> nice to see you.

>> how does it feel? all right?

>> it feels amazing. i never thought in a million years that would be my next transition as a career to be a game show host .

>> how did that happen? how did you get into it?

>> it literally fell in my lap. we had friends who were hosting the show. they said what do you think about the show. i loved it when guy fiere was hosting it. now it's mine.

>> the olympics are coming up in russia. do you look at it longingly and say i wish iould be doing at again or happy to be commentating and --

>> i feel both. part of me wants to very much be involved in the games as a competing athlete, but i love being on the other side of the lens.

>> it will probably always be that way for you.

>> is there a skill-set you can draw from that in hosting the show?

>> i think there's a lot of attributes you have that can parlay into other careers and other passions in your life. just trying to find something that excites you as much as --

>> so used to getting all the metals. now it's fun to give them away. your people are winning prizes.

>> they are winning $250,000 in less than ten minutes.

>> we're going to play a game called junk in the trunk .

>> is this one of the games from the show?

>> it's aeal game. you can play it at home. all you need is a kleenex box.

>> and you'll have one minute to shake out every single one of those ping-pong balls out of the kleenex box.

>> i want to tell you before we start that i have a technique.

>> what is this velcro? let's show people at home on the back. see the balls in there?

>> this is the most hilarious game to watch. 60 seconds . 3, 2, 1, go.

>> carson is using a technique we've not yet seen on live television.

>> is mine empty?

>> nothing.

>> yeah, one more.

>> what do i have?

>> oh, we've got a winner.

>> who won?

>> i win! yes!

>> you know what my technique was? spelling your name in the air. it works if you don't know how to dance it works, too.

>> mine was pretending i was getting stung by 100 bees.

>> that was tiring. is there a way to really win that?

>> i think you need to get more aggressive.

>> what would i win if i was on your show? $250,000?

>> that one, i think that would have been -- it depends. every show is different. i think you would have won $5,000 or $10,000.

>> gold medal .

>> thank you.

>>> you can catch "a minute to win it" tomorrow on