Dr Edwin C. Moses, a former Olympic Champion, Sports Administrator, Diplomat and Businessman, is one of the most respected and recognised athletes of our time.
He has resolutely served and promoted the Olympic movement and fostered the development of “drug-free” sports and the rights of amateur athletes at all levels. His experience as a distinguished Olympic Champion and World Record Holder has earned him the esteem of the international sports community.
Moses, a physicist from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, is known for utilising the applied sciences to perfect the technical aspects of his athletic performance in his event, the 400-meter hurdles. This knowledge also enabled him to create, implement and administer the world’s most stringent random and out-of-competition testing systems for performance-enhancing drugs in sports.
Over a period of nine years, nine months and nine days, from August 1977 until May 1987, Moses collected 122 straight victories, 107 of these were finals. He received the ultimate honour bestowed by his sport when he was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame on 3rd December 1994. In 2000, he was elected by his fellow members to become the Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, a position which he still holds after 10 years.
The Laureus World Sports Academy is a unique association of 46 of the greatest living sporting legends from sports as diverse as football, cricket tennis, athletics, rugby, skateboarding and motor racing.