Olympic Medal: M 200

Olympic Medal: M 200

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the Olympic gold medal Wednesday in the 200-meter dash.

Olympic Medal: M Swim 200 Free

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps equaled the career Olympic gold medal record Tuesday by winning the 200-meter freestyle in world record time in Beijing.

Body identified as Cincinnati attorney

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Phelps on record-breaking Olympic quest

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Texas girl balks at cancer treatment

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Two doctors will advise a Texas judge whether a 13-year-old girl in state custody should undergo chemotherapy against her wishes.

Cancer victim to stay in state custody

CORPUS CHRISTIE, Texas, June 16 (UPI) -- A judge ruled Thursday a 13-year-old Texas cancer victim will remain in state custody so her disease can be treated.

German misses chance for all-time record

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Birgit Fischer of Germany missed out on a chance to set an all-time Olympic record Sunday.

Americans sweep 200-meter dash

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The United States produced an Olympic sprinting sweep Thursday night and Dwight Phillips led a 1-2 finish in the long jump.

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Olympic Preview -- Luge

Luge superstar Georg Hackl of Germany looks to make history in his sport at the Winter Games as he seeks an unprecedented fourth successive singles gold medal.
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Lewis, 3 others in track hall of fame

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Carl Lewis was one of four members of the 1984 United States Olympic team elected to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
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Carl Lewis
Track and Field legends Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee pose at a New York press conference on June 23, 2004 anouncing that their images will adorn Wheaties cereral boxes. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were gold. He is currently running as a Democrat for the New Jersey State Senate's 8th legislative district seat in Burlington County, New Jersey.

His career spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of films. In early 2011 Lewis announced a run as a Democratic candidate to represent the 8th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate, a seat currently held since November 2010 by Republican Dawn Marie Addiego. In April, New Jersey Lt. Gov. and Secretary of State Kim Guadagno ruled that Lewis was ineligible to run because he failed to meet state residency requirements. A federal district court in Philadelphia ruled on September 7, 2011 that Lewis did not meet the residency requirement, that the law was constitutional, and that his name may be removed from the ballot for the November 2011 general election. A week later, on Sept 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals overruled the lower court decision, and Carl Lewis was back in the race.

Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper who topped the world rankings in the 100 m, 200 m and long jump events frequently from 1981 to the early 1990s, was named Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News in 1982, 1983 and 1984, and set world records in the 100 m, 4 x 100 m and 4 x 200 m relays. His world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984 and his 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport’s longest undefeated streaks.

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