Carl Lewis On Sportsmanship, Olympic Legacy

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript
Carl Lewis. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images.

Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis attends a tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2007. Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Getty Images

Just before the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Olympic legend Carl Lewis reflects on his participation in the games and his philosophy of sportsmanship. The track star weighs in on how athletes should respond to political controversies surrounding this year's games.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.