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Anita DeFrantz
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    (October 4, 1952- )
    Olympic Rowing bronze medalist (1972)
    Vice President of International Olympic Committee
    First U.S. woman on the International Olympic Committee (1986)
    She filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee to overturn their 1980 boycott.
    Her great-grandfather was a slave owner, owning a Louisiana plantation.
    Her great-grandmother was a slave.
    She is only the fifth women and first African-American to be on the International Olympic Committee.
    Her high school did not offer sports for girls.
    She earned an academic scholarship to Connecticut College.
    She graduated with a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
    She lost an attempt at the Gold when the U.S. boycotted the 1980 Olympics.
    She helped convinced the African Nations not to boycott the 1984 Olympics in the U.S. when South African Zola Budd competed for England.
    She successfully fought to get more women sports added to the Olympics.
    She was selected #56 by Sports Illustrated for Women's Century's Greatest Sportswomen.
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 29 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 70 Votes: 58.57% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 102 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 184 Votes: 61.41% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 269 Votes: 65.06% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 380 Votes: 50.53% Annoying
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