Jul 30, 2020
Book Club Claire is back to
discuss 1964: The Greatest Year in the History of Japan: How
the Tokyo Olympics Symbolized Japan’s Miraculous Rise from the
Ashes by Roy Tomizawa. Also, we have found our nickname for
John Coates--and we can't even take credit for it.
Our next book is A Shot at History by Abhinav Bindra with Rohit Brijnath. There are a couple of versions - we’ll be reading the updated 2017 version. Look for your copy at bookstores and libraries, and we’ll discuss it in October.
Meant to coincide with Tokyo 2020, a bunch of documentaries are coming out this summer. They include HBO's "The Weight of Gold," about Olympic-related depression; "Rising Phoenix," a documentary on the history of the Paralympics that will air on Netflix; and Sky Sport 3's documentary about 100 years of the Silver Ferns, New Zealand's Olympic team.
If you watch these, let us know what you think--and if you can help us figure out how to see the Silver Ferns, doc, please let us know!
NEXT WEEK: Olympian Andrew Rock tells us how to pass the baton during athletics relays. Don't miss it!
Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!