The IOC's report on the 2020 Tokyo Games has been released, and it's a great read. These Games were truly tough as it had to happen under the shadow of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many lessons learned and certainly will be useful to fortify future events!
I am honored to have been interviewed by a young man named Mr. Ryan Murphy, of New York City's Xavier High School.
His documentary film, called "Shattered Ring," won Xavier's "Oscar" award for best film, and takes a deep exploration into the controversies surrounding boycotts of the Olympic Games. As you might be aware - this is a subject I know just a bit about!
Please enjoy using the link below. Again, congratulations, Ryan!
It's an honor to have been recognized in Sports Business Journal's 2022 Champions class. Thank you for your kind consideration and I only hope to use my platform to inspire and educate others, especially the youth in the field of sport. Sports Business Journal
From the SBJ:
"Anita DeFrantz was an American Olympic rower, winning bronze in the 1976 Games in Montreal in the women’s eight and qualifying for the boycotted 1980 Games in Moscow. She was the chair of the prototype of the IOC Women in Sport Commission and was elected in 1997 as the first female vice president of the IOC Executive Committee. She was elected back on the IOC Executive Board in 2013 and to a four-year term as IOC vice president in 2017. She is on the board of directors of the Al Oerter Foundation. DeFrantz was awarded the Olympic Order in 1980 for her contributions to the Olympics. She has twice been vice president of the International Rowing Federation."
Official blog of author, athlete, and IOC official, Ms. Anita DeFrantz.