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Carl Lewis lends support to Tokyo 2020 bid

Updated: March 25, 2013, 8:32 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Olympic great Carl Lewis offered his support for Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games on Monday after revisiting the venue where he had the "race of my life."

The nine-time Olympic gold medalist came to Japan hoping to inspire young athletes from the northeastern part of the country that was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

Lewis visited Sendai and Ishinomaki with Willie Banks, the former triple jump world record-holder, and Mike Powell, who set the long ...

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