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Edwin Moses struggles with Athlete's Oath, 1984 Olympics

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Uploaded on Mar 7, 2010

I remember chuckling as Edwin Moses searched for the words, similar to the reaction of American gymnasts Bart Conner and Peter Vidmar at the end of this video. Jim McKay handled it well, per norm.

Recently I was surprised to read how important the moment was to Moses. This from a 2009 article in the Los Angeles Times:

"To this day, that oath really means everything to me," says Moses, who at 53 remains lean and lithe and bright-eyed. "Winning the gold was a great thrill. But right behind that was saying the oath. We can't let ourselves forget its deeper meaning. . . . It's about having a battle without wars that is fair and ethical. It's about humanity. You look at sports and the problems we've had since 1984, it can be pretty numbing. But we can't stop fighting for what's right."

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