Nordic Nation: Building Equity in Sport with Dr. Edwin Moses

In this episode, we hear from a familiar voice – someone, in fact, we’ve heard from recently on the podcast, former elite cross-country skier Noah Hoffman. Post-race career, Hoffman has been deeply involved in the anti-doping movement as an educator, lobbyist, and content creator. This conversation is from Hoffman’s content creation side. A few months back the US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) posted a six-plus minute video interview between Hoffman and Dr. Edwin Moses – a famed track and field athlete, anti-doping reformer, and voice for equity in sport.

This episode features the full unreleased 30 plus minute interview – one where Moses discusses how best to empower athletes and build racial equity. This is an opportunity to hear one of the most fearless voices in sports. Along with his activism, Moses is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 400 m hurdles. Those are a few of his storied athletic accolades. He’s an icon.

Dr. Edwin Moses. (Photo: USADA.org)

Off the track, Moses speaks for the rights of athletes. His is among a rarefied list of athletes who have chosen to challenge the power brokers in Olympic sport. He served on and chaired WADA’s Education Committee. He held true to his values while serving WADA as an outspoken critic seeking institutional reforms from within. He was a key figure in developing drug testing protocols, and he served on the IOC’s Athlete Commission, Medical Commission, and Ethics Commission. Today, Moses holds an Emeritus Chair with USADA where he continues his fight.

Below are two Op-eds by Moses:

WADA’s Credibility Rides on Its Russia Decision

Challenge to WADA

 

Noah Hoffman racing on the FIS World Cup. (Photo: Madshus/NordicFocus)