Wishing a very Happy 99th Birthday to President Jimmy Carter! Born on October 1st, he has been a symbol of resilience, humanitarianism, and dedication to making the world a better place.
Despite our disagreements in the past, I deeply respect his commitment to peace, justice, and human rights. His enduring dedication to public service, his profound humility, and his relentless pursuit of equality are lessons to us all.
May this year bring him good health, joy, and continued strength in his tireless endeavors for a more equitable and compassionate world. Here’s to many more years of wisdom and kindness from a true statesman! 🥳🎈🌍🕊
#HappyBirthdayJimmyCarter #Resilience #Humanitarian #Peace #Justice #Equality
🌿🏞 Excited to hear about the long-awaited makeover of the iconic Champs-Élysées ahead of the Paris Olympic Games. This avenue, renowned as the most beautiful in the world, represents not only the spirit of Paris but also the enduring legacy of architectural splendor and urban elegance.
The initiative to standardize terraces, aligning them for improved pedestrian flow, and the introduction of ‘energy autonomous’ terraces are commendable steps towards a sustainable and aesthetic urban environment. It’s inspiring to see traders and businesses coming together, championing environmental considerations and aesthetics, showcasing the blend of tradition and innovation that Paris represents. 🇫🇷
It's absolutely essential to preserve and enhance such iconic landmarks, especially when the world's eyes will be on Paris during the Olympics. This transformation will surely reflect the city’s commitment to elegance, environmental consciousness, and the rich heritage that makes Paris uniquely enchanting.
Being deeply involved in sports law and governance, and as a lifelong advocate for civil rights and urban development, I see this as a symbol of progressive urban transformation and cultural preservation. I’m eager to witness the unveiling of the revitalized Champs-Élysées and the subsequent flourish of Parisian spirit and culture!
READ MORE HERE: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/27/champs-elysees-to-be-given-makeover-before-paris-olympic-games
#ChampsElyseesMakeover #ParisOlympics #UrbanRevitalization #SustainableDevelopment #ParisianElegance #CulturalHeritage
I’m thrilled to share that I am back in the Law office, offering counsel in Sports Law, Civil Rights Law, and Business Law. 📘⚖️
My extensive experience and passion for justice equip me to serve clients with the utmost dedication and excellence. Whether you are an athlete, a business entity, or an individual seeking legal guidance or representation, my doors are open for consultation and support.
Having served for years with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), I'm also available as an Arbitrator or Mediator for those looking to resolve disputes outside the court system. My commitment is to provide a sage, unbiased review and service, ensuring all parties can reach a fair and equitable resolution.
Let’s work together to navigate the legal landscape and build bridges towards justice and mutual respect. Feel free to reach out to the office (office(.at.)anitadefrantz.com) and let’s make a positive impact together.
#BackInBlack #LegalCounsel #SportsLaw #CivilRightsLaw #BusinessLaw #Arbitrator #Mediator #Justice #LawOffice #LegalServices #AnitaDeFrantzLaw
Reading about the evolution of the Olympic Village on our own Olympics.com has me reminiscing about my own experiences as an athlete. The concept of athletes from all over the world coming together under one roof, forming friendships that last a lifetime, is truly remarkable.
I vividly remember the camaraderie and sense of unity during the Games. In my own journey, the Olympic Village wasn't just accommodation; it was a place where cultures converged, languages intertwined, and dreams were shared. It's heartwarming to know that this tradition has stood the test of time, evolving to not only accommodate athletes but also to leave a lasting positive impact on host cities and their communities.
As Paris 2024 approaches, I'm excited to see how the Olympic Village continues to evolve. The commitment to urban development and sustainability is inspiring. The Village isn't just a temporary residence; it's a hub for building connections, fostering understanding, and leaving behind a legacy of unity that goes beyond the Games.
Let's celebrate the Olympic Village's journey—a space that embodies the spirit of sport, camaraderie, and a brighter future for all. 🤝🏠🌎
#OlympicVillage #UnityInDiversity #Paris2024 #LegacyOfUnity #AthleteLife
LINK TO ARTICLE: https://olympics.com/ioc/news/the-olympic-village-a-home-away-from-home
Speaking from personal experience, while training full-time to be an Olympic rower in the 1970s, I also had to work a full-time job to support myself. One of the glaring difficulties that Olympic hopefuls face, especially from the United States, is that government or corporate funding for athletes is the exception, not the rule. Work-life balance has been, and continues to be, an ongoing challenge for those who want to compete in the Games. To Zoe and others who are putting everything into their quest, I salute you!
Link to article: https://www.irishexaminer.com/business/companies/arid-41211364.html
I had the privilege of joining the remarkable Kathleen Francis on the Wise Women Podcast. We delved into my journey as an Olympian, the challenges I've faced, and the life lessons I've garnered along the way. I'm honored to share these moments and insights with you all. Tune in and let's continue our journey of learning and growing together. 🎙🏅
#WiseWomenPodcast #JourneyShared #OlympianLife #LifeLessons #InspirationForAll
Just read a riveting article by Sean Ingle on the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. This grand vision to reboot the Olympic games is inspiring, to say the least. With planned innovations such as a flotilla traveling along the Seine for the opening ceremony, breakdancing competitions, and an emphasis on inclusivity and responsibility, these Games promise to be an extraordinary celebration.
I applaud the efforts of Étienne Thobois and his team, as they plan to use 95% of existing or temporary venues, reducing costs and environmental impact. They're also working on creating a lasting legacy, including 6,000 new houses in Saint Denis and environmental recovery of the Seine.
Challenges exist, including concerns over security and recent unrest in France, and the organizers are addressing them head-on. Let's remember that the Olympics are a time to put aside differences and unite in the celebration of athletic prowess and human spirit. I'm excited to see the new chapter of the Olympic history that Paris 2024 will write.
In May, I had the honor of speaking at the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles. It was an enriching experience to share insights on the intersection of sports, international relations, and social equity with a highly engaged audience.
We delved into meaningful conversations about the transformative power of sports, the importance of equitable representation, and the need for fostering international cooperation through dialogue. I truly believe that sports is a universal language, one that transcends borders and can play a vital role in fostering global unity.
I want to extend my sincere thanks to the Pacific Council for hosting this event and for their tireless efforts in promoting international policy dialogue. I look forward to continued collaboration and discourse on these critical issues.
As we celebrate this 4th of July, let us remember the principles of freedom, unity, and courage that define our great nation. Today, we not only celebrate the birth of American independence but also the enduring spirit of resilience and diversity that shapes us.
May we continue to strive for justice and equality in every sphere, from our sports fields to our community spaces, mirroring the inclusivity and determination that make our nation strong. Let us remember, the power of unity is the essence of our strength.
Wishing everyone a safe and joyful Independence Day! Let the spirit of freedom, peace, and unity prevail today and always.
#4thofJuly #IndependenceDay #UnitedWeStand #Sports #IOC #OlympicGames #Olympics #USOPC #AnitaDeFrantz
A month ago, I had the privilege of attending the Pacific Council on International Policy's "Let the Games Begin" Gala in Los Angeles. It was an evening filled with insightful conversations and meaningful connections, and I continue to reflect on the important discussions had that night.
The Pacific Council's tireless efforts to foster international policy dialogue and promote global cooperation are truly commendable. Their work is instrumental in bridging gaps, fostering understanding, and promoting collaboration across borders. I'm grateful for the Council's continuous efforts to drive change on a global scale.
Engaging in such events underscores the importance of international discourse and cooperation, both within and beyond the world of sports. I look forward to seeing the impact of the Pacific Council's work continue to unfold in the months and years ahead.
#PacificCouncil #GlobalCooperation #LetTheGamesBeginGala #Sports #IOC #OlympicGames #Olympics #USOPC #AnitaDeFrantz
Official blog of author, athlete, and IOC official, Ms. Anita DeFrantz.