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  • Anita L. DeFrantz, America's powerful Olympic presence

     Anita L. DeFrantz, America's powerful Olympic presence
    Anita L. DeFrantz has her bags packed for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — but heck, she's had her bags packed for athletic events around the world for the last 40 years, as a competitor and as a member of the International Olympic Committee (currently on the executive board) and the U.S. Olympic Committee (board member). DeFrantz was a bronze medalist in the first Olympics that allowed female rowers, in 1976. In her "free" time, she heads the LA84 Foundation, a legacy of L.A.'s 1984 Olympic Games that has brought sports opportunities to more than 2 million children. The executive who's been called the most powerful woman in sports has a few thoughts before dashing off to Sochi.
  • International Olympic Committee has big decisions to make

    International Olympic Committee has big decisions to make
    The hallways of the big hotels in Buenos Aires are buzzing these days. At stake is not just one Olympian task, but three. This might be the most important gathering of Olympic people since a few got together back in 1979 and decided this fellow Peter...

    Elimination of Olympic wrestling shines light on IOC politics

    Elimination of Olympic wrestling shines light on IOC politics
    As burning issues go in sports, the elimination of wrestling from the 2020 Olympics is a pilot light. What's more interesting is the strange politics and fractured logic that apparently still exist within the Olympic ruling body, the International...

    Saudi Arabia won't endorse female Olympians, official says

     
    Countering the earlier words of a Saudi prince who said that women could represent his country at the Olympics, the Saudi Arabian sports minister said his country won’t officially support female athletes.

    Nintendo’s Wii U: The console’s first must-have games

     
    Shhh … listen. Nintendo's new home console the Wii U has been out for about two days now, and if ...