Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ

Entry in the IOC 1986
Born 04 October 1952
Games Participated 1976
Althlete profile
Anita DEFRANTZ Anita L. DEFRANTZ
USA
Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ

Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ

USA

Education

BA with Honours, Connecticut College (United States of America) (1974); Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law (United States of America) (1977)

Career

Attorney at the Juvenile Law Centre of Philadelphia (1977-1979); administrator, Princeton University (1979-1981); counsellor for the Corporation for Enterprise Development; Vice-President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984 (1981-1985); Staff person (1985-1987) then President of the LA84 Foundation (formerly Amateur Athletic Foundation) (1987-2015); President of The Tubman Truth Project (2016-)

Sports practised

Rowing

Sports career

Rowing Olympic bronze medallist (eight oars with coxswain) and team captain, Montreal 1976; four times finalist and silver medallist at the World Rowing Championships (1978); member of the United States team (1975-1980); Winner, six national championships

Sports administration

Member of the Board of Directors of the Vesper Boating Club; member of the Board of Directors, United States Rowing Association; member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors; steward of the Women’s Sports Foundation; President of the Southern California Olympian Society; Vice-President of the World Rowing Federation (FISA) (1993-2013); President, Kids In Sports (1994-2012); Member of the Board of Directors of the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996; Member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Sports Council; member of the NCAA Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics; Director, Women’s FIFA World Cup, Los Angeles (1999); Member of the Board of Directors of the Olympic Winter Games Salta Lake City 2002; member of US Rowing Task Force on Access, Affordability and Diversity; Honorary Chair, America Rows; member, Alliance of Women Coaches Advisory Board

Awards and distinctions

Olympic Order, bronze (1980); recipient of 12 honorary degrees; U.S. Rowing’s Jack Kelly Award (1991); International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame (1991); Abby J. Leibman Pursuit of Justice Award by the California Women's Law Centre(2008); inducted into the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) Hall of Fame in Orlando, USA (2009); the College Sports Information Directors of America (coSIDA) Academic All-American Hall of Fame (2010); the National Rowing Hall of Fame (2010); Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2014); Olympic Truce Award (2016)

IOC History

Member of the Executive Board (1992-2001, then 2013-2017); IOC Vice-President (1997-2001, then 2017-2021); Chair of the Women and Sport Commission (1995-2014) then Honorary Member (2014-2015); Honorary Member of the Women in Sport Commission (2015-); Vice-Chair of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXV Olympiad Brisbane 2032 (2021-); Member of the following Commissions: Athletes (1988-1991), Olympic Programme (summer) (1989-1994), Eligibility (1992), Olympic Movement (1992-1999), Juridical (1994-2015), Study of the Centennial Olympic Congress – Congress of Unity (1994-1996), Sport and Law (1994-2015), Coordination for the Games of the XXVII Olympiad Sydney 2000 (1995-2000), Finances (1999, then 2002-), IOC 2000 Reform Commission and the IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002), Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 (2005-2012), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2014-2021), Legal Affairs (2015-), Olympic Channel (2015-); Coordinator of the Working Group Designation of Olympic Games Host Cities and member of the Executive Committee of the IOC 2000 Commission (1999); Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission Election Committee (1996-2014)