My Greek Drama
Life, Love, and One Woman's Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country
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Now with a new foreword by the author celebrating the five-year anniversary of her sweeping, inspiring memoir.
The world had doubted Greece's ability to successfully stage the 2004 Olympic Games. In rescuing the Athens Olympics and delivering what IOC President Jacques Rogge called an “unforgettable dream games,” Gianna Angelopoulos also delivered a new Greece, a modern can-do nation, a Greece worthy of its illustrious heritage.
Little did she know that a few years later her country would abandon the lessons of the Olympics and become embroiled in a political and economic crisis that would devastate Greece and threaten the economic security of Europe.
My Greek Drama captures the burning ambition of the rebellious girl from the island of Crete who ''lit'' the Olympic torch. Her story should help rekindle the spirit of the Greek people, and of every person who has ever struggled to change the world.
"From Crete to Athens and Zurich to London, Gianna Angelopoulos has made a career of turning ideas into action. In My Greek Drama, Gianna recounts her successes—as a dedicated public servant, savior of the 2004 Olympic Games, and devoted mother of three—and presents a useful guide for those who seek to transform lives, organizations, and even nations."