BEVERLY HILLS—Olympian Anita DeFrantz is slated to speak at the Beverly Hills Public Library on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. DeFrantz was the captain of the eight-member U.S. Women’s Rowing Team, which won a bronze medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.
She will share her experience as an athlete, including her experience as a member of the U.S. and International Olympic Committee. DeFrantz is expected to read excerpts from her recently published memoirs, “My Olympic Life,” where she hopes to provide insight into sports, the games, and what the future might old for the Olympics.
DeFrantz serves as the LA 2028 Senior Adviser for Legacy on the LA 2028 committee, the Los Angeles bid group for the 2028 summer Olympic Games. She plans to discuss the upcoming Los Angeles games at the event on Thursday.
Before she joined the ranks of the IOC, she served as Vice President of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and was elected to IOC membership in 1986. DeFrantz became the first African-American to hold the position, and the first woman to serve on the committee.
Residents are encouraged to join the discussion. Parking is available at 444 North Rexford Drive, next to the Beverly Hills Public Library. For more details, visit www.beverlyhills.org/bhpl.