|BEIJING – July 20, 2012 – Advance copies of Inside the Beijing Olympics are now available to journalists for editorial review.
Inside the Beijing Olympics will be available next week through major Internet retailers worldwide.
Journalists interested in receiving a complimentary copy of Inside the Beijing Olympics for editorial review and consideration in advance of publication, please contact the author, Jeff Ruffolo, at Ruffolopr@hotmail.com.
Specific book chapters highlight:
– A bomb threat at the Water Cube the day before the Opening Ceremonies
– A viral internet posting claiming the Chinese Olympic Organizers were banning the Bible
– The Olympic Flame arriving in Tiananmen Square and
– The Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee’s media management of the Games, including the Sichuan Earthquake and its aftermath
Description: 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.
For additional information, please contact the author at Ruffolopr@hotmail.com