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Donna de Varona Biography

Title:
Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming and Sports Commentator
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Oct. 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Sports Commentator, 1965-present
  • Chairman, Women’s World Cup Soccer Tournament Organizing Committee, 1999
  • Emmy Award winner for Special Olympics feature producer, 1991
  • Assistant to Roone Arledge, President of ABC News and Sports, 1983-1986
  • Founder and first President, Women’s Sports Foundation, now Chair of Board of Stewards, 1976-1984
  • Conslutant to the Senate, involved with legislative development of the US Amateur Sports Act, 1976-1978
  • Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming, 1964
  • Named Female Athlete of the Year by Associated Press and United Press, 1964
Education:
  • BA, Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1986
Other:
  • First female sportscaster, ABC, 1965
Quoted in:
  1. Is Title IX, the Law Protecting People against Discrimination Based on Their Sex, a Good Law?