Carl Lewis backs equal pay for women, calls Trump racist
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis said Monday that female athletes deserve fair and equal pay and criticized President Donald Trump for being "racist" and...
If you are like me, watching the Summer Olympics has always been a family affair. One of my favorite competitions to watch was track and field. Seeing legends like Florence Griffith Joyner and Carl Lewis made us so proud as they seemed to run effortlessly around that track and win gold medals.
Summer Creek High School seniors got a special pep talk when they were visited by Olympic track and field legend Carl Lewis.
Lewis was joined by Leroy Burrell, track and field head coach at the University of Houston, during his visit. Both Lewis and Burrell shared memories of running track at the University of Houston, tips on what it takes to be a successful athlete and a successful student.
Supporters of Memorial Park Conservancy and The Cullen Foundation gathered for the official naming dedication on March 15 of the conservancy's Memorial Park running trails center after Roy H. Cullen.
This story appeared in the Houston Chronicle on Aug. 31, 1991. The words and headlines are reprinted as they ran then.
TOKYO - In the end, it was just the way Mike Powell envisioned it.
"I wanted a perfect situation, a perfect track, a big meet, being behind and me up as the very last jumper," he said.
"Well, I didn't jump last, but I guess everything else was perfect."
Former US Olympic track coach Stan Huntsman dies
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Olympic track coach Stan Huntsman, whose men's team won seven gold medals in the 1988 Games in Seoul, has died. He was 84.
University of Texas women's athletic director Chris Plonsky says the family told the university that Huntsman died Wednesday in Austin.
Memorable moments in the history of Turner Field
On Sunday, the Braves will play their last game at Turner Field and the stadium will move on to its next chapter, likely as a college football field. Since it opened for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it's been the site of many memorable moments:
July 19, 1996 — Muhammad Ali, stricken by Parkinson's disease and hands trembling, lights the cauldron to open the Summer Games at what was then known as Centennial Olympic Stadium.
Carl Lewis is very much at home in Houston, the city he first visited in the late 1970s as an East Coast kid with big dreams that became reality and where he now is an assistant coach at the University of Houston, working to mold the next generation of U.S. track and field stars.
But Lewis' true home, wherever he finds himself on any given day, is in the spotlight.
Tough to say which was the bigger lock in the men’s 4x100-meter relay Friday night at Rio’s Estadio Olimpico: Jamaica blowing away the field for Usain Bolt’s ninth gold medal, or the U.S. men getting a DNF or DQ.
I was just 6 years old when Jesse Owens starred in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. I did, however, meet that great track and field athlete in my mature years and in his older years.
ATLANTA (AP) — Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city's landscape, while others quickly faded away.
Centennial Olympic Park and Turner Field — known as Centennial Olympic Stadium in 1996 — were the greatest legacy of those games, though the latter faces an uncertain future after just 20 seasons as home of baseball's Atlanta Braves, who are moving to a new suburban stadium...
Standing 5-foot, 7-inches tall and registering just over 140 pounds on the scales, Damarcus Simpson doesn’t exactly look the part of a world-class athlete, especially not when it comes to the long jump.
World-record holder Mike Powell was 6-2 and 175 pounds, Carl Lewis — one of the most decorated track athletes in history — competed at 6-2, 180, and defending Olympic champion, Britian’s Greg Rutherford, checks in at 6-2, 190.