DARC Ethiophile Chronicles
On this day
January 16, 1974 World heavyweight Boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, was named the Associated Press Athlete of the Year.
The first Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP) in 1931. At a time when women in sports were not given the same recognition as men, the AP offered a male and a female athlete of the year award to either a professional or amateur athlete. The awards are voted on annually by a panel of AP sports editors from across the United States. A large majority of the winners have been Americans. However, non-Americans are also eligible for the honor, and have won on a few occasions.
Muhammad Ali Quotes:
"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
"I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want."
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life."
"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."
"A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing."