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Könyvajánló: Chronicles of an Olympic Defector By András Törő

  As the iron curtain descended on his home in Budapest, Hungary, András Törő turned to one of the few opportunities permitted by the commu...

 

As the iron curtain descended on his home in Budapest, Hungary, András Törő turned to one of the few opportunities permitted by the communist government—the sport of canoeing. Selected to represent Hungary in the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games, he made a life-changing decision. With no money, no belongings, no marketable skills, and no comprehension of the English language, András Törő decided to defect.

András Törő is an Olympic medalist and retired naval architect. He was inspired by his family and many friends to share the story of his unique odyssey from communist Hungary to the free world by way of the Olympic Games. In his spare time, András continues to enjoy his sport by coaching or practicing. Woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren are his other passions in life. He currently resides in El Cerrito, California with his wife, Jane. Chronicles of an Olympic Defector is András Törő’s second book.

“Over the course of Olympic history, there are a few athletes who competed in four Olympic Games for two different countries—András Törő is one of them. In Chronicles of an Olympic Defector, Törő describes his long, difficult, and fascinating journey adapting to the new world and continuing his passion for the Olympic Movement. As he says, ‘I’m proof that American people see the goodness in you and are willing to help.’ A compelling and inspiring story.” - David Wallechinsky, President, International Society of Olympic Historians

Chronicles of an Olympic Defector is registered with the American Wholesale Book Company, Baker & Taylor, Follett Library Resources, and Ingram, and available online.

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