Choir of Sri Chinmoy’s students performs the theme song he composed for the evening.

Some of Sri Chinmoy’s distinguished guests who have shone in the sports arena receive a special round of applause. From right to left: Sudhahota Carl Lewis — Track and Field; Steve Finley — Baseball; Paula Newby-Fraser — Triathlon; Andrey Kuznetsov — Marathon; Elvira Kolpakova — Ultramarathon; Donny Lalonde — Boxing; Jose Torres — Boxing; Dan Lurie — Bodybuilding; Ted Corbitt — Ultramarathon; plus Joe Franklin — Radio and Television.