Carl Lewis

  • American track great Carl Lewis backs Tokyo's 2020 bid March 25, 2013

    Multiple Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis has backed Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, hailing the Japanese city's strong pedigree for organising big sporting events. Tokyo is competing with Istanbul and Madrid to host the Olympics for a second time after becoming the first Asian city to host...
  • Bolt keen on Rio, 400 and long jump eyed August 23, 2012

    Usain Bolt is a definite starter for another Olympic Games in four years' time, opening up the possibility of more sprint records or an attempt at other events, the six-time gold medallist said on Wednesday. Speculation has been rife since the London Games that the Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion...
  • Carl Lewis exclusive: Mo Farah has won hearts August 12, 2012

    The nine-time American gold medallist said the British runner's wins in 5,000m and 10,000m stood out at the London Olympics. ...
  • History defines who is great: Carl Lewis on Bolt August 10, 2012

    Usain Bolt on Thursday became the first athlete to successfully defend his 100m and 200m Olympic titles. ...
  • Olympics: No respect for Carl Lewis, says Bolt August 10, 2012

    London: Newly-crowned "greatest-ever sprinter" Usain Bolt said on Thursday he had lost all respect for Carl Lewis, the man whose on-track exploits he has surpassed with his unique Olympic double-double but who still leads the way in self-regard. American Lewis is the only other man to win two Olympic 100m gold...
  • Bolt still the favourite for 200m: Carl Lewis August 9, 2012

    Having set the track ablaze in the men's 100m sprint, Usain Bolt will once again be the favourite to clinch Thursday night's 200m dash, says nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Talking exclusively to CNN-IBN from London, the 51-year-old American said the three runners from Jamaica - Bolt, Yohan Blake and...
  • Gowda going from strength to strength: Carl Lewis August 8, 2012

    The champion US sprinter says Vikas Gowda finishing 8th in the discus throw final is a sign of good things to come. ...
  • Carl Lewis all praise for the Indian athletes August 7, 2012

    The nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis talks about the India's performance at the London Games 2012. ...
  • Go for Glory: Lewis hails Bolt for his new feat August 6, 2012

    The nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis praised Usain Bolt who set a new record in 100m event at the London Games on Sunday. ...
  • Exclusive: Carl Lewis on Sunday's 100m dash August 5, 2012

    The nine-time Olympic gold medalist talks about the contenders who can clinch Sunday's 100m event at the Games. ...
  • Carl Lewis exclusive: Phelps is special August 1, 2012

    The US Olympic legend hails Michael Phelps on bagging his 19th Olympic medal - the most by any athlete. ...
  • Exclusive: Tough to defend gold medal, says Lewis July 30, 2012

    Carl Lewis says that it is more difficult to defend the gold medal after winning it the first time at Olympics. ...
  • Carl Lewis exclusive: Opening ceremonies great July 27, 2012

    The nine-time gold medallist from America shares his experiences of opening ceremonies at the Olympics. ...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 7 July 22, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. In part seven of our Olympic moments recall, a look at the 1992 Barcelona Games where Carl Lewis and the men's basketball team bring glory to USA and Chris Boardman saves...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 5 July 20, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. Today, a look at Allan Wells' gold in 1980, Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett's historic rivalry, Carl Lewis' awesome but arrogant 1984 Olympics and Zola Budd's controversial race in part five...
  • Photogallery: The world's greatest sportsmen August 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Australia's No. 1 sporting magazine, Alpha, has come out with a list of the 10 greatest sportsmen in the world. Take a look. ...
  • Bolt rubbishes Carl Lewis' views, insists he's clean September 27, 2008

    New York: Usain Bolt, who shattered the world record each time to capture Olympic gold in the 100 meters, 200 and 4x100 relay, dismissed speculation his sudden rise to supremacy was aided by doping. "I know I'm clean. I work hard for what I want," the Jamaican said on Friday. The 6-foot-5...
  • Record-breaking Bolt claims Olympic sprint double August 21, 2008

    Beijing: Jamaican Usain Bolt became the first man in 24 years to claim the Olympic sprint double on Wednesday when he won the 200m in record-breaking style. Bolt set a new world record time of 19.30 seconds to bag a double last achieved by American Carl Lewis at the Los Angeles...
  • Americans yet to join in athletics gold rush August 19, 2008

    Beijing: Two US favourites failed in the final meters of their quest for Olympic gold on Tuesday, allowing the footloose Jamaicans to continue their domination at the Bird's Nest. Sanya Richards, premiering a fashionable track suit for her finest moment, could not produce her finishing kick, and lost a seemingly certain...
  • Pele, Carl Lewis to stop by in Kerala November 15, 2006

    Thiruvananthapuram: American Olympic legend Carl Lewis and Brazilian soccer legend Pele are expected to visit Kerala next month to help promote sports in the state. The government was in touch with Lewis and Pele to have them in the state during their planned Indian tour, Sports Minister M Vijayakumar told a...