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One Man's Story of Olympic Gold

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1:30pm

Only a handful of the world’s fi nest athletes have participated in the Olympics, and even fewer have won its highest honor — the Gold Medal. Long-time Lapeer attorney, Emory Clark, who rowed in the U.S. eight oared shell in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, will recount his journey from his fi rst grueling workout to a Gold Medal Winner. While Mr. Clark’s journey took place more than half a century ago, he tells a timeless tale of youthful ambition together with the intense physical and emotional exertion that turned his dream into reality. His story is augmented with images and artifacts (he’ll have the Gold Medal with him!), intimate details and humorous asides, bringing to life a simpler time when Olympic athletes were amateurs and commercialism had yet to tarnish the Games.

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