Edwin Moses

Olympic Gold Medalist

Edwin Moses, an Olympic Champion, sports administrator, diplomat and businessman, is one of the most respected and recognized 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 inter-national 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.  He won gold medals in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics.He was a founding partner in the Platinum Group, a management partnership, which represents world-class athletes in their business endeavours.  He served as a member of the President's Circle, an advisory group, which advises the President of the National Academy of Sciences on scientific, economic and environmental policy.  In May of 1993, he was named by the White House to the President's Commission on White House Fellowships as a commissioner and selector of applicants for the White House Fellowship Programme.  In addition, he served as a member of the National Criminal Justice Commission and has been elected by the Athletes' Advisory Council to the Executive Committee of the USOC.  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.Moses worked as a financial Consultant with The Robinson-Humphrey Company, Inc., an investment banking firm and subsidiary of Smith Barney Inc., which is based in Atlanta, Georgia, site of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.  In 2000, he was elected by his fellow members to become the Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, which is a unique association of 45 of the greatest living sporting legends from sports as diverse as football, tennis, athletics, skateboarding and motor racing. All the members of the Academy share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers, bring people together and improve the lives of young people around the world. 

Edwin Moses's Contributions