In 1962, Nawal El Moutawakel was born in Casablanca, Morocco. She continued her university studies in the United States, which led her to the position of an athletic coach. In 1995, she became a member of the International Athletics Federation. She later became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1998, holding important positions on the Executive Board. At the same time, King Hassan II appointed her as Secretary of State for Youth and Sports in Morocco. She once again held this position in 2007 as minister. She is a symbol of the modern Moroccan woman: a figure of a movement of emancipation through sport, culture, and integration with the political life. She is currently Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Los Angeles 1984: The 1984 . Olympic uniforms in were designed with the consultation of NASA scientist Lawrence Kuznetz. Applying technology used in space suits for American astronauts, Kuznetz and Kappa Sport created a double-knit, aluminum-coated fabric aimed at deflecting the sun’s rays and pulling perspiration from the body. ''You feel good in them,'' . sprinter Ray Omstead told UPI before the games. ''They make you feel cooler. They're not like other uniforms, not like cotton.” Above, Greg Foster of the United States clears the hurdles on his way to a silver medal in one of these space-inspired uniforms.