Interview between Anita DeFrantz and the South Metropolis Daily Newspaper, about the upcoming 2022 Beijing Games
Anita DeFrantz: "In 1980, my team and I missed the Moscow Olympics due to a boycott by the Carter administration. At that time, my team members and I were already in uniform and ready to go, but suddenly we were told that we had nowhere to go because the government made the decision not to participate on our behalf. At a meeting at the time, I asked the U.S. military: "Can our non-competition save even one person's life?" The other party pondered for a moment and gave a negative answer."
Official blog of author, athlete, and IOC official, Ms. Anita DeFrantz.