Edwin Moses discusses the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA and the Up2Us Coach Across America program
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You look at that man. Un believable Edwin Moses wasn't just them Olympic athlete. -- champion won gold in 1976. And then the United States nicely for the Olympics in the hurdles along the way. He won a 107. Consecutive. Races over a ten year period. So the world record this event four times 2000. That's something that perhaps he might think is more important. Elected the first chairman. Of the Warriors world sport to -- that's international service organization of world class athletes making a difference he's sitting down now talk about new mission. In kids outside and -- and that's cool thanks and thank mr. wanna play so glad you're here on him even he's beaten -- cultures today and that's kind of the key Lincoln's. We work with kids all over the world we have about a 135 projects and not 45 countries. Our foundation here in the United States. It's set up such that we. Over a -- coaches to send to kids in this of managers kids that. Don't have projects to go to after school war can't compete and not be me. After schools we think coaches to help them out. We've got some real issues here in Boston as he could be used today to some the the coaches -- graduate from the program but. You know kids kids you start getting involved in physical education. There's of obesity problem going on in this country. How and how can you shake people alive and make them pay attention these issues. -- these coaches and we're trying to ninety today we're gonna assigned eleven to Boston. After school of the most dangerous hours for kids there's no -- anymore. Sometimes just to walk home is is this treacherous so what we do is we put these coaches and close proximity to the kids so that they have. A place to go that say it and direction from the coach so that's -- tough to which I group. San Francisco single parent family and my mother got me involved in all kind of afterschool sports and actually it saved my life taught me discipline publisher and coming team workaholic and stuff. How we put the money behind it you know what what can you say that the corporations out there and the city leaders to do this it makes such a different. Where they used to be a time when the board of education and the cities will be responsible for when I grew up we have model cities you can just go to the park. Those days are over on our big sponsor of Mercedes-Benz US donates the money to our organization. And and we. -- up to -- and coach across America to actually train the coaches and assistant coaches in the communities that we select along with Mercedes so. It's it's it's a situation now word is a big family of people that have to step up to the plate corporations being a part of that. We're gonna let people know how they can contribute to the Ortiz does it resonates for a lot of us out there we won't make that difference in the last couple quick with the elections number one. Talk about the abusive -- using drugs in the it's so familiar involved in the oversight. Yeah on the -- chairman of the United States anti doping in our entire mission is really to level the playing field and to give the athletes confidence that. The level the playing field is so level that they don't have to take -- performance enhancing drugs the problem is that if they believe that everyone else is doing it. And it -- the confidence level the playing field disclaim it so our job is to. At least the playing field and make sure that they bill that its claim and that that can compete without using drugs. Olympics coming to Russia some controversy there or -- and let gay athletes can be treated fairly possible that. I just got back from Russia on Friday night and it's a big controversy it's probably gonna go on. Here in the united states of course you know we're very tolerant. Not everybody but generally tolerant of people. Who. She used to be that way that there there arm and done that needs to be respected internationally in some countries it's not this time we don't have the same rights to. To protest than things might happen to you if you. Starter protests of the nature that we have here so. It'll work itself off out and I'm sure there's a lot of people in support of him VT community. -- Moses a legend on the track taking it to even higher level you out in the world for kids that they presented you with a critical.