TOM ECKER... Olympic Historian, raconteur, noted author, world traveler and humorist, can provide your organization with a fun and fact-filled presentation about the Olympics. Tom has been following the Olympic Games for more than fifty years – first as a fan, and then as an Olympic coach, a technical committee member, a researcher, an author, a lecturer, a tour escort, and even a torchbearer. Ecker has seen the Games from many different perspectives. His best-selling book is titled Olympic Facts and Fables: Best Stories from the First 100 Years of the Olympics.
Ecker's vast knowledge of the Olympics, along with his humor and story-telling ability, makes him one of the best speakers for everything from after-dinner speaking to keynote addresses. Audiences relate to his warm, humorous approach, and even non-sports fans enjoy his presentations.
Now available... "The most interesting stories about Olympic personalities and their accomplishments. Terrific reading from beginning to end." Bob Mathias, (1930-2006), Olympic decathlon champion, 1948 and 1952.
"Ecker was an athlete, Olympic coach and has been a spectator in many of the Olympic games, giving him a unique perspective of the games. However, there are four things that make Tom a unique speaker on athletes and the Olympic program. He has an absolute passion for the Olympics, he has an outstanding collection of Olympic photographs, numerous interviews with present and past Olympic athletes, officials provide him with a wealth of behind-the-scenes stories and facts, and his presentations are relaxed and humorous."...from a Cruise Ship Passenger