GUWAHATI, August 5: In these current times, when life is being defined by every moment pregnant with uncertainty, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 is no great exception. But 'hope' is perhaps the only word that can sustain us in this tide of turmoil.
The Most Incredible Olympic Stories by Argentinian sports journalist and author Luciano Wernicke has curated the oldest sporting tales that have become the narrative of a modern civilization. The Most Incredible Olympic Stories, published by Niyogi Books in the middle of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, maps down the phenomenal journey of this marvellous event through time immemorial – from its genesis to its glory days – with the lore of myth, magic and gallantry in every turn of its long walked path, where dirty politics went hand in hand with fair play, the universal the fraternity was welcomed in the backdrop of genocide, the dark horse failed to surprise and the unpredictable often surprised.
Fifty-two-year-old Buenos Aires, Argentina-born Wernicke worked in the sports media such as the magazine El Gráfico and the newspaper Olé. He also taught journalism techniques and text composition at the Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos for about 20 years. In 2019, he was assistant to the Costa Rica national football team manager, Gustavo Matosas. Wernicke is the author of numerous books on sports such as The Most Incredible World Cup Stories, The Most Incredible Football Stories, Doctor and Champion and Duel Never Won (a comparative biography of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo), among others.