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Carl Lewis: Chris Christie Retaliated Against Me, Too

'I felt like he was trying to intimidate me, absolutely,' Olympic legend says

(Newser) - Add Carl Lewis to the list of people piling on Chris Christie. The Olympic legend today revived his allegations that Christie's administration abruptly ditched a plan to name him New Jersey's "youth fitness ambassador" as soon as Lewis announced that he'd be running for state Senate... More »

Bolt Runs 9.63 to Win Gold in 100-Meter Dash

'Blade Runner' Pistorius fails to make final in 400 meters

(Newser) - Usain Bolt of Jamaica won his second straight Olympic gold medal in the men's 100 meters today, crossing the line in an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds. Bolt joined Carl Lewis as only the second man to go back-to-back in track's biggest race. Bolt's training partner and fellow... More »

Carl Lewis on Romney Gaffe: He Should 'Stay Home'

Olympic legend joins the crowd pummeling Romney for criticizing games

(Newser) - Mitt Romney got yet another high-profile tongue-lashing for having the effrontery to suggest that London wasn't ready for the Olympics—while in London. "Every Olympics is ready, I don't care whatever he said," nine-time US gold medalist Carl Lewis told the Independent . "I swear, sometimes... More »

Carl Lewis Can't Run for New Jersey State Senate

He will appeal decision that he doesn't meet residency requirements

(Newser) - New Jersey won't let a favorite son run for state office. The lieutenant governor ruled today that Carl Lewis, who has nine Olympic gold medals on his mantle, doesn't meet the four-year residency requirement to run for a state Senate seat, reports the Star-Ledger . The 49-year-old Lewis plans... More »

Carl Lewis Hints at Bolt Drug Connection

US great says Jamaica's testing policy puts Olympic feats in question

(Newser) - US Olympic great Carl Lewis says Jamaica needs to toughen its drug policy before he’ll take Usain Bolt’s sprinting feats seriously. “I think there are some issues,” Lewis tells Sports Illustrated. “No one is accusing anyone. But don’t live by a different rule and... More »

Golden Bolt Breaks 200 Record

Jamaican sprinter first since Carl Lewis to win 100 and 200 meters

(Newser) - Usain Bolt of Jamaica raced to a gold medal and a world record of 19.30 seconds today in the 200 meters, becoming the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to sweep the 100 and 200 gold medals at an Olympics—and the first to ever break world records... More »

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