Edwin, who won Olympic gold medals in 1976 and1984, has been inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s (NASPE) Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to sport.
Edwin currently serves as 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. During his career, he 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). He 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.
NASPE’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.