It was such an absolute pleasure to join Host City Americas once again for their 2022 event. Be sure to watch for free on YouTube for this educational and informational panel!
Mikhail Gorbachev was a controversial figure in world history, but also one that left a lasting influence and impression on world sports and Olympic history as well.
On August 26th, 1972, the world would celebrate the commencement of the Munich Olympic Games. This well written article by Deutsche Welle commemorates the heroes and victims of the barbaric attacks that overshadowed the '72 Games' legacy, while reminding us to remain ever vigilant and to refuse to bow to fear and terror.
The Pacific Council on International Policy and I have had a long standing relationship for years, and I am proud to endorse and support them as an enduring force for good. I am especially pleased with their commitment to developing young leaders of all races, creeds, and spiritual beliefs: service to humanity is a world issue, one not confined to particular borders or groups.
The Council's AMPLIFY program is a 16 week professional leadership program highlighting and developing 8 individuals to serve as fellows. During the course, they are to develop original projects and present them to the Council and esteemed guests.
Congratulations to the young leaders of this year's AMPLIFY program: Dr. Tadios Belay, Ms. Kyla Denwood, Ms. Lila Green, Ms. Cassie Hermiston-Boyd, Ms. Janine N'jie David, Ms. Radin Rahimzadeh, Dr. Sonya Sharififard, and Ms. Sarah Sieloff! I am so inspired and proud of you all!
Thank you, Maria and Noe! True heroes, good samaritans, and Olympic champions in their own right!
"A gold medal for Ninja Warrior skills? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think."
Anita recently participated in Host City Americas' 2022 panel of THE ROLE OF EVENTS IN PROMOTING PEOPLE AND PLACES. Lots of interesting input from Anita in this one plus reflections upon the massive success of the LA84 Games....stay tuned for the link to this fascinating discussion!
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!
Official blog of author, athlete, and IOC official, Ms. Anita DeFrantz.