Living His Olympic Dream

I just want to write a quick post about Ivo Seibert. You might not know him, but you’ve probably┬áseen him on TV at least once over the last two weeks.

In my recent post about the unusual lexis of the Olympics, I casually wondered who the derny riders in the keirin races were (I have to google the spelling of keirin every time). And you can imagine my surprise this evening when I got home to find a comment on the article from Ivo, sharing a link to a Japan Times story about a derny rider. A derny rider named Ivo. Ivo Seibert! Not only was the story about him, but the image of him accompanying it was the exact same one I’d used for my post! I couldn’t believe it!

Here’s the story, have a look at it, it’s a great read: Continue reading