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Donna de Varona Biography

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

No position found as of Oct. 2005

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
  • BA, Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1986
  • First female sportscaster, ABC, 1965
Quoted in:
  1. Is Title IX, the Law Protecting People against Discrimination Based on Their Sex, a Good Law?