Here's the article I wrote for The New School's Public Seminar Journal. It's about boycotts.....and why I'm against them, as several in the political community are discussing a potential boycott of the 2022 Winter Games in China.
To learn why I'm against Olympic boycotts and to see who is really harmed by them, I invite you to read my article over at the Public Seminar website!
I am pleased to have been invited to join the global Host City Americas 2021 conference as their keynote speaker - and I'm inviting you to join us on June 29th for this educational and networking event!
From the event:
"With FIFA deciding this year on 23 cities hosting the 2026 World Cup, with Los Angeles hosting the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games and with Santiago hosting the 2023 Pan and Parapan American Games, all eyes are on the Americas at this pivotal moment in world history. Host City Americas connects international rights holders and suppliers with event hosts and investors in the Americas.
Participants in Host City events include IOC Members, Sports Ministers, Mayors, International Federations and Organising Committee leaders. Join 1,000+ participants at Host City Americas to discover the opportunities ahead as we emerge from the pandemic to a landscape defined by digitalisation and private investment."
Note that tickets are free, but reservations and booking are required. For more information, read more at the Host City Americas 2021 website:
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!