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Podcast: Author Jeremy Fuchs discusses Jesse Owens, weird Olympics stories, more

Jeremy’s new book “Total Olympics” is a must-have reference book heading into the Tokyo Games.

James Cleveland (Jesse) OWENS, (*1913-1980+) , American athlete - 1936 Summer Photo by ullstein bild via Getty Images

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On today’s episode, I am in conversation with author Jeremy Fuchs whose new book “Total Olympics” recalls both the familiar and lesser-known anecdotes from the games, forgotten moments untold stories, and the fascinating people who achieved Olympic glory and Olympic shame (and sometimes both) over the Olympics’ rich and controversial history.

We talk about some of the weirdest and most obscure Olympics stories, the legacy of Ohio State legend Jesse Owens, and what this summer’s Tokyo games have to deal with on the heels of the pandemic. “Total Olympics” is a wonderful, insightful, thoroughly researched book filled with fun, eye-opening, and previously untold stories about the Winter and Summer Games, I highly recommend clicking the link below, and getting before the games start later this summer!

Read “Total Olympics”

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