To be published on July 8, 2019.

“A first-rate look at the landmark Tokyo 1964 Olympics. Olympic historian Roy Tomizawa has delivered a well-crafted and authoritative account of what LIFE Magazine has described as the greatest Olympics ever.”

—Robert Whiting, author of The Chrysanthemum and the Bat, You Gotta have Wa, and Tokyo Underworld

“Roy’s connection to his Japanese heritage is woven throughout this narrative which brilliantly delves into the passion, the pressure, the pride, and the love of competition all Olympians have in common. Thank you for re-introducing me to my Olympics.”

—Donna de Varona, 1964 two-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, pioneer sports broadcaster, first president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and member of the IOC’s Women and Sports Commission

“This book is particularly meaningful and heartwarming to someone like me, a competitor in Tokyo 1964. Roy Tomizawa’s timely, graphic, and picturesque reminiscence of Tokyo’s debut as Olympic host, mainly from first-person reports, is a must read, especially for those aspiring to be in Tokyo in 2020.”

—Tan Sri Dr. Jegathesan Manikavasagam, three-time Olympic sprinter from Malaysia, former Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Health Malaysia, and current advisor to the Medical and Anti-Doping Commissions of the Olympic Council of Asia

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