Inside the Beijing Olympics
As the only American in the senior management team of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, Jeff Ruffolo takes you behind the scenes and into a world no one has ever before witnessed. This remarkable, first-person account of the Beijing Summer Olympic Games is a riveting narrative taking you inside the greatest Olympics ever!
This true story recounts the author's effort to perfect the broadcasting of NCAA Volleyball on the fledgling Internet and commercial radio stations throughout the Western USA and how he parlayed that experience into becoming America's voice of Olympic Volleyball at the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Summer Olympics and then finally securing a position with the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee.
Follow the author as he maneuvers alone through unchartered and perilous waters in The People's Republic of China to become the Senior Expert of the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee and the personal challenges he faced as the 2008 Beijing Olympic Media Center managed one global media crisis after another.
Be captivated by this fascinating tale of political intrigue, mystery and magic as you too will be transported ... Inside the Beijing Olympics.
What people are saying - Write a review
4th Ring Road airport American arena asked athletes Atlanta aw ay backto Basketball Beijing Olympic Organizing Beijing Summer Olympic Bird’s Nest BOCOG boss broadcast BYU Cougars cameramen Center Chef Billy Chen Ping China Southern Airlines Chinese Government Chinese Olympic Chinglish Director e≠mail English event everything foreign fromthe going Guangzhou happened Hawaii Honolulu host Ijust instantly Iwas Iwould journalists knew Liello listen looked Madame Wang Marriott McGown Media and Communications meeting minutes morning nation of China NCAA never night Olympic Green Olympic Media Centre Olympic Organizing Committee Opening Ceremonies orld ould Paralympic Games People’s Republic press conference reporters Ring Road Ruffolo smile Smith Fieldhouse someone Sports Radio started story Summer Olympic Games Sydney talking tell thing told venue Volleyball match walked wanted Water Cube Westwood Women’s world media Xiao XXIX Olympiad