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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Olympian Edwin Moses Inducted into AAHPERD Hall of Fame
RESTON, VA, April 11, 2013 –Track and field great Edwin C. Moses, who won Olympic gold medals in 1976 and1984, will be inducted into the AAHPERD Hall of Fame this month for his outstanding contributions to sport, officials announced today. Moses currently serves as the Chairman of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Chairman of The Laureus World Sports Academy, an association of sporting legends, which uses the positive influence of sport as a tool for social change around the globe. AAHPERD will bestow the honor at the organization's Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, April 26, at the Westin Hotel, during the 128th Annual Convention & Expo in Charlotte, NC.
Joining Moses as 2013 Hall of Fame inductees will be Jacalyn Lund, educator and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, Atlanta, and Donald F. Staffo, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL. That evening AAHPERD will also honor its National Physical Education Teachers of the Year for Elementary, Middle and High School and its National Physical Education Administrator of the Year at the banquet, which is sponsored by Playworld Systems®, a leading manufacturer of imaginative playground equipment and the creator of ENERGI™Total Body Fitness System.
AAHPERD's Hall of Fame awards are given to honor outstanding individuals who 1) make significant contributions to maintaining sport, physical education and physical activity as an integral part of the total education program; 2) further the image of sport and healthy physical activity for all; 3) accentuate the integral relationships of sport, motor development and physical activity to the total educational process; 4) encourage involvement in meaningful competitive sport or physical activity programs by influential educators and citizens inall walks of life; and 5) symbolize the educational and developmental potentials of physical education and sport.
Past Hall of Fame inductees include golfer Annika Sorenstam, University of Tennessee Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summitt, tennis greats Billie Jean King and the late Arthur Ashe, NFL Hall of Famers Nick Buoniconti and Anthony Munoz, and Olympians Wilma Rudolph, Rulon Gardner, Dan Jansen, Rafer Johnson, Nancy Hogshead, Carl Lewis, Kristine Lilly, Shannon Miller, Dot Richardson, Peter Vidmar and Tony DiCicco.
During his career, Edwin Moses remained undefeated in 122 consecutive races spanning a period of nine years, nine months, and nine days. In addition to his Olympic gold medals, he won three World Cup titles, two World Championships, and broke the World Record four times as a 400 meter hurdler.
As a qualified physicist with an MBA degree, he pioneered the development of policies against the use of performance-enhancing drugs while Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) substance abuse, research and education committee (CSARE). Moses served on the International Olympic Committee as a member of the Athletes Commission, Medical Commission and Ethics Commission as well as on the Athletes Advisory and Executive Committees of the USOC.
Edwin attended Morehouse College, where he earned a B.S Physics, and he went on to receive his MBA from Pepperdine University and the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
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