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Carl Lewis' Performance In The `84 Olympics Will Always Be A Favorite

The 2012 Summer Games are just a month away and I have to admit that I'm pretty stoked. Growing up in my house it was pretty much the guys who watched sports and engaged in sometimes heated debates over them. That was unless we're discussing the Olympics. My mom love the Olympic games and when they were going on our television couldn't be turned off of NBC or serious punishments would be incurred.

For this reason I have vivid memories of several Olympic games but none of them greater than what Carl Lewis did at the 1984 games in LA. Lewis took home gold medals in the 100 m, long jump, 200 m, and 4 x 100 m relay. His performance equaled that of the great Jesse Owens and forever put his legacy in place as one of the greatest athletes in Olympic history.

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