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Atlanta Recognizes Louis Gossett Jr.

Atlanta, GA – So privileged to be a part of an event where Academy Award winning actor, Louis Gossett Jr., was honored by the City of Atlanta with the Phoenix Award, the City’s Civilian honor. The City’s mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, presented Gossett Jr., with the award in a ceremony at City Hall moderated by news personality Monica Kaufmann Pearson. Gossett Jr. played the role of Fiddler in Alex Haley’s “Roots” in 1977, and in 1982, he became the first African American to win an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor Category for his role in the film, “An Officer and a Gentleman.” Speakers at the ceremony, included three-time Olympic Medalist Ed Moses (1976, ’84 and ’88), who shared his memories of meeting Gossett for the first time in Los Angeles prior to the 1984 Olympic Games where Moses won gold in the 400-meter hurdles. A native of the City of Atlanta and graduate of Morehouse College, Moses recalled his enduring friendship over the years, and joined the City in welcoming its newest resident. The event was organized by the Atlanta City Council and Mr. Henry Woods, an LA area businessman/executive producer and longtime friend of Mr. Gossett Jr., has been involved in several economic, youth, sports and entertainment development projects in the Atlanta area. Gossett Jr., who recently sold his Los Angeles (Malibu) home, is in the process of moving to Atlanta, where he is will continue in his role as mentor in the rapidly growing sports and motion picture industry in Atlanta.


"The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) is pleased to showcase on our Caribbean Channel, CaribVision, 'The Olympic Moment – by Idy Uyoe'. 


These vignettes are interesting and informative and were a great lead in for our terrestrial stations, who also found them useful to engage their viewers on Olympic facts and history.


We encourage further development of such topical programs on matters of general interest, and we look forward to working with Idy Uyoe and his team to showcase these efforts." 

Lori Weatherhead - Team Leader

Caribbean Media Corporation

The Nigeria Olympic Committee engaged Idy Uyoe as a Consultant to conduct a Sports Marketing Workshop for our NOC and affiliated National Sport Federations, and we were quite pleased with the results. From the planning phase of the project, to organization and delivery, Idy asked the right questions and was quite thorough in his preparation and approach. We found his content insightful, his delivery engaging and his sport knowledge quite impressive. Idy clearly understood the unique challenges facing our national sport federations when it comes to attracting sponsorships to fund programme initiatives, and his presentation directly addressed these areas of need. Given the positive feedback we received from delegates, coupled with my own interaction with the Consultant, I enthusiastically recommend Idy Uyoe to those seeking a knowledgeable resource in sport marketing, and the Olympic Sport segment in general.

"Many of our MedMedia orthopedic offices and their physicians are regularly treating professional and national sports teams as well as high school, collegiate and Olympic athletes ... The Olympic Moment with Idy Uyoe segments are interesting and engaging stories and that’s what we want to offer our MedMedia viewers." 


Hon Tunde Papoola - Secretary Genreal

Nigeria Olympic Committee