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Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ

Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ

Anita L. DEFRANTZ
Entry in the IOC 1986
Country USA (United States of America)
Born 04 October 1952, PENNSYLVANIA
Education
BA with Honours, Connecticut College (1974); Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law (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 of the Games of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984 (1981-1985); Staff person (1985-1987) then President of the LA84 Foundation (formerly Amateur Athletic Foundation) (1987-)

Sports practised
Rowing

Sports career
Rowing bronze medallist (eight oars with coxswain) and team captain at the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal in 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-); President, Kids in Sports (1994-); member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Sports Council; member of the NCAA Leadership Advisory board (2005-)

Awards and distinctions
Olympic Order in bronze (1980); Abby J. Leibman Pursuit of Justice Award by the California Women's Law Center (2008); inducted into the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) Hall of Fame in Orlando, USA (2009)

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