Moses to skip rerun of bobsled trials


Never mind.

Edwin Moses, announcing that his schedule is filled, said yesterday that he will not participate in the restaged U.S. Olympic bobsled trials that are scheduled for today through Saturday in Altenberg, Germany.

"My dream has been to compete in the 1992 Winter and Summer Olympics and to bring home medals from both," Moses said in a prepared statement. "I am committed to excellence and I cannot change my training regime now."

Moses fought for seven months to overturn the results of the July, 1991 push trials. An arbitrator ruled in his favor Saturday and ordered a new set of trials.

"The arbitrator's decision is significant since it establishes for all athletes that the federations are partners in the search for excellence and not dictators of terms for participation and selection," Moses said.

Moses, a three-time Olympian and two-time gold medal winner in the 400-meter hurdles, said he will concentrate on earning a spot in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

"Now I must decide what is best for the bobsled team, the U.S. Olympic Committee and for me," Moses said. "My conclusion is that I must stay the course and be ready for the Summer Games in Barcelona."

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