One of the nicest aspects of being a (former) Olympic athlete is the international fraternity that comes with it. The Wife and I have traveled near and far, but wherever we have visited, thanks to this fraternity, we have always been privileged to enjoy what few tourists have the opportunity to experience—being invited into local homes of friends we made during my international competitive days and being shown the true local culture and sights.
One member of that fraternity who I have come to know is Roy Tomizawa. Born in New York, Roy now makes his home in Tokyo, where he is helping the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Government to prepare to host the 2024 Summer Olympics by not forgetting the great job they did in hosting the 1964 Summer Olympics, in which I was honored to participate.
One of the things Roy is doing is to craft a series of behind the scene stories about the 1964 Olympics that will soon comprise a book of a different persuasion and perspective about the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Roy’s blog is called The Olympians, which you can see here: The Olympians.
To date, since he began this past May, Roy has already posted 300 blogs, no small feat! He recently circulated his favorite posts of 2015. You can check it out here: See this link for my favorite posts of 2015.
Don’t miss the first story on his hit parade. You guessed it, a story about someone by the name of Barak. Moi? No way. It’s about The Wife . . . and The Dizzy Helicopter Ride. True story. And, wouldn’t you know it, she’s still thrilling this thriller writer and making him . . . dizzy . . . and upside down . . . 50+ years later. 🙂
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