It’s been exactly two years since I started my journey to understand the context, the organization and the stories of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. My father was at those games as a news producer for NBC, and I turned one years old on Opening Day.
I moved to Tokyo for a third time in January, 2014, excited by Tokyo’s selection as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games. Surprised to find not a single book on the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in English, I endeavored to write the definitive record. On May 1, 2015, I started my blog, The Olympians is in many ways, the first draft of my book.
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- Judoka James Bregman Part 3: The Rainbow Team of the 1964 Olympics
- Judoka Ben Nighthorse Campbell Part 2: The Secret Sauce of Emotional Intelligence
- The Golden Boy Don Schollander Part 2: The Master of the Psych-Out
- East Germany’s First Super Star Ingrid Engel-Krämer Part 1: The Dresden Doll Who Took Rome by Storm
- Tokyo Olympiad’s High Performance Couple Robbie Brightwell and Anne Packer Part 3: The Slow Burn Romance
- Mel Pender – An Expression of Hope Part 2: Why Japan Holds a Special Place in His Heart
- Judoka Isao Okano Wins Semi-final Match on Way to Gold in Dramatic Fashion: Strangulation (or Okuri Eri Jime)
- Oh Canada! The Ecstasy and Agony at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
- The Unfortunate Tale of Buster Mathis: Almost an Olympian, Almost a Heavyweight Champion
- Jesse Owens: Sullivan Award Winner, Finally
- 1984 Volleyball Olympian Yuko Mitsuya: Empowering Young Women and the Next Big Pivot
- The Greatest Distance Runner of All Time – Emil Zatopek Part 5: “Never Was a Greater Man”
- The Modern Day Olympics – 2800 Years in the Making Part 1: The Quadrennial Games of Ancient Greece
- The Anti-Climax: The 1984 USA Men’s Olympic Hockey Squad
- The Shrimp’s Incredible Upset of The Albatross: Jon Sieben Out-Taps Michael Gross in the 200-Meter Butterfly at the LA Games
- The Flying Dutchwoman Fanny Blankers-Koen Part 1: Dominating in London
- The Pains of Amateur Purity Part 3: Italian Carlo Airoldi Walks from Milan to Athens for Nothing