During his career Carl Lewis won 9 Olympic gold medals,
attended four Olympic games, earning himself international respect and a place
in history as one of the truly great athletes of all time.
An activist for family, youth, education, wellness and fitness, Carl
Lewis brings his international celebrity to attract awareness for the challenges and opportunities surrounding these issues around the world.
One of the Greatest Olympians of All Time
During his career as an Olympic athlete, Carl
Lewis was part of five American Olympic Teams, winning 10 medals, nine of them gold. With unsurpassed talent in the long jump and his speed in the sprints, he has gone places where no other track and field athlete has ever visited. His five Olympic appearances are a record for a male athlete, and many of his Olympic performances were in world or Olympic record time. His impressive track and field performances earned Carl
Lewis world renowned fame and instant name recognition as one of the greatest athletes of our time.
Going the Distance For Those in Need
Since his retirement from active competition in 1997, Carl
Lewis has devoted a great deal of his time and energy to charity, founding “The Carl
Lewis Foundation,” which serves as an umbrella for the many charities that Lewis supports including the “Best Buddies” organization, The Wendy Marx Foundation (for organ donor awareness) and many youth fitness groups. He also established his entertainment business, the Carl
Lewis Entertainment Group, which focuses on his acting career, film production, and Carl
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