Quotes from the news wire:
If you've done the right thing and haven't disrespected anyone and you believe that you can make a significant change for society for the better you should take the initiative to do that, in the 51 years that have passed I think we've come to the realization that hey man we have to be a lot more open eyed.
I earned my right to be on that victory stand. No one was out there in the mornings when I was training... I trained to represent this country, to go to the Olympics, based on my commitment to the program and my spiritual belief in God... that 15 minutes of fame( on the podium) I had to do what I feel is the right thing to do.