NoCapSport's Moot Court Madness (Sports Law): Harvard v. Baylor featuring Anita DeFrantz as guest judge
It was an honor and a privilege to be invited to serve as guest judge for NoCapSport's first ever "Moot Court Madness" event, featuring law students from Baylor and Harvard. Take a listen and let me know who you think won this moot court!
It was an honor to join my alma mater once again to participate in their first ever "Sport in Society" panel. I hope you find this discussion informative and refreshing, as I did!
A few months back, I was honored to be invited to speak to a group of middle school students at Crest Academy in Salida, Colorado concerning the traditions of the Olympic Games. After the talk, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a kind hand written thank you card! Thank you to the students of Crest Academy for the opportunity and for the kind note of appreciation.
Crest Academy's official Facebook page can also be found here: https://www.facebook.com/salidacrestacademy/
Video interview snippet:
It's with great excitement that I announce the release of My Olympic Life: A Memoir in audiobook format: now available on Audible/Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other fine retailers.
I hope you enjoy the reading of my story, by yours truly, during your morning commute, exercise session, or even relaxing evening at home.
Take care and hope you enjoy the book!
My January 2021 interview with The Lisa Show on BYU talk radio. Take a listen!
Here's an op-ed that I wrote regarding the Greatest Sportsman of All Time, Mr. Jim Thorpe. Take a look at my piece published in the Washington Post for my views on the issue. The title of my piece is: World’s greatest athlete’ Jim Thorpe was wronged by bigotry. The IOC must correct the record.
LINK to WAPO: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/13/jim-thorpe-olympic-wins-ioc/
To my dear members of the 1980 team,
Our experience is far different from any other US Olympic Team.
Each of our lives were deeply impacted by the USOC’s decision to keep us at home.
My heart goes out to the team members who never competed at the Olympic Games.
Your names are not on the IOC list of Olympians.
Yet, we are forever the 1980 1980 US Olympic Team.
And then, we disappeared. No pictures of our extraordinary efforts, no stories to tell about friendships made and the opportunity to learn how other athletes arrived at the Games.
In short, our opportunities to become ambassadors of democracy also disappeared.
Recognized that some athletes were willing to follow the wishes of our president.
Others wanted to fulfil their mission and compete at the Games.
What I wanted the athletes to utilize their democratic rights to make the decision.
Even our Congressional Medals were not on the list of such medals.
Because the US Congress did not have the medals struck with the proper metallic content.
There is no gold in the medals which is a requirement.
We should be grateful to our team member who made certain that our names will appear among those with the Congressional Medal, but we get no gold!
I was attending a then USOC meeting. We saw films of the 1980 Winter Olympic team.
And as always, I felt the energy of watching the extraordinary exploits of our team.
The next part was the 1984 Olympic Team, followed by the 1984 Olympic team
We were not even mentioned.
It was then that I realized that we had become invisible. And that forever we would be the team with no result.
We have been successful in our lives.
But the trajectory was forever changed.
And today, I am delighted that on behalf of the 1980 team that I accept the highest honor the USOPC presents
Dear teammates, forty years later, we finally have respect!
Thank you, 1980 team members, and thank you USOPC!!
- ANITA DEFRANTZ, OCTOBER 7th, 2020