Eddie Hart (athlete)
|Full name||Edward James Hart|
April 24, 1949 (age 69)|
Martinez, California, U.S.
At the US Olympic Trials in 1972, both Hart and Rey Robinson repeated the world record, running the 100 m in 9.9 seconds, and were favored to win the race at the Olympic Games. But in Munich, they were both eliminated in the 100 m race because their coach, Stan Wright, unknowingly using an outdated Olympic schedule to determine the starting time of their quarterfinal heat, failed to deliver them to the track on time. This failure due to disorganization created much controversy. Hart also ran the anchoring leg in the American 4 × 100 m relay team, which won a gold medal and equalled the United States' own world record of 38.19.
- Stan Wright, a U.S. Olympic Track Coach, Is Dead at 78 by Frank Litsky, November 8, 1998, The NY Times article
- Eddie Hart wins gold for his outlook by Gwen Knapp, September 10, 2000, SF Gate article
- Fancher, Lou (September 20, 2017). "Pittsburg's Eddie Hart to talk 1972 Olympics, 'Disqualified'". East Bay Times.
- Hart, Eddie; Newhouse, Dave (August 15, 2017). Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics. The Kent State University Press/Black Squirrel Books. ISBN 978-1-60635-312-7.