Stuart Carlson for July 30, 1996
An NBC Olympic Profile by John Tesh... As an orphan, the only thing that kept Ed Crumwaddle alive was his olympic dream! As a young man he set out to make the sanitation team. Grueling years of practive and sacrifice followed. Then heartbreak, as he failed to clean up in Barcelona in '92. Ed battled the nearly insurmountable obstacle of being left-handed! In a world of right-handed mops he was always outside, looking in! But Atlanta was Ed's chance to shine! He's made a clean sweep of nearly every venue! The hopes of a neat nation, a tidy world, rest on his ample shoulders! Crumwaddle." A name etched in our hearts, a hero for the ages!!