A historical day

Toppidrett_mai1994

It began
with the calendar. Or, the idea about making the calendar. An idea that came as
a result of a burning desire to do something to help other people. –
From the book ‘The Will’

It is today exactly 25 years
since eight Norwegian top athletes were gathered at the Top Athletes Centre in
Oslo, Norway, who all said yes to take part in the calendar project ‘Norwegian
Top Athletes against Drugs 1995’. The objective was showing the youth that
there are someone who cares about them and needs them, as well as strengthening
self-confidence, self-esteem and good attitudes in society.

24th May is a special day in MOT’s
history. Everyone who were gathered at the Top Athletes Centre wanted to
contribute to a better society and the fight against drug abuse. The fact that
these famous top athletes were so strongly involved in the calendar project has
been of great importance for what we today know as ‘MOT’.

Walt Disney once said; I only hope
that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.
In MOT we must never forget that it was all started by
top athletes. It laid the foundation for the brand MOT, youth’s associations to
MOT and last but not least, the position MOT got in society from day one.