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Olympic champion Lewis says track is 'in trouble'

Updated: February 25, 2007, 1:44 PM ET
Reuters

Nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis said Saturday the sport that made him an international celebrity has hit hard times.

"It's in trouble," the American told reporters at the USA Track & Field indoor championships in Boston, his first appearance at such an event in a decade. "When I see poker and I don't see track and field on TV -- that's a problem."

Lewis, the most outstanding sprinter and long jumper since Jesse Owens, said the sport has partly been tainted by scandals that have ...

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