Greatest Summer Olympic Moments

Carl Lewis (1984)

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When the world's top athletes compete for the top prize, it's inevitable that their achievements will be remembered for years on end. Narrowing the pool of just feats down to just 20 is nearly impossible. But here are's picks for some of the greatest times (in no particular order) in the history of the Summer Olympics. American track star Lewis entered the '84 Games having already established his name among those in the track and field world. But after the Olympics, Lewis became a world-wide star when he matched Jesse Owens' 1936 four-gold-medal performance -- the 100- and 200-meter races, the long jump and as a member of the 4 x 100-meter relay team.
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