Summer Reading Series

Inside the Five Ring Circus — The Olympics

Inside The Five Ring Circus is a compelling, first-hand account of the personalities and process that allowed the Olympic Games and international sports to continue as the ultimate meeting-place for athletes from all nations on the “Fields of Friendly Strife.”

Join author and 1964 Olympic gold medal winner, Ollan Cassel, as he shares the inside stories of the protest and boycott periods in Olympic history which saw black gloves appear on the victory stand of Mexico City ’68 and vicious murders in the village in Munich ’72, followed by boycotts for a twenty-year period. Hear about the pressure of Jimmy Carter’s efforts to keep Americans out of the Moscow Olympics and how Ollan felt the threat of the White House for not supporting the boycott. Inside The Five Ring Circus available for purchase and signing. $20 cash or check. For every book sold Mr. Cassel will donate $5 to Oasis.

# 206 – Wednesday  Jun 15   1:00 – 2:00
Fee: $7     Broad Ripple-Flanner and Buchanan

#406 –Monday  Jun 6   1:00 – 2:00
Fee: $7     Washington Park Center

#606 – Monday  Jul 11   1:00 – 2:00
Fee: $7     Speedway-Flanner and Buchanan

#806 – Monday  Jul 18   1:00 – 2:00
Fee: $7     Home Instead South