Carl Lewis

Historic Los Angeles Moments of Athleticism

1984 Summer Olympics Los Angeles became the hub for global athleticism for the second time in history during the 1984 Summer Olympics. 140 nations competed in 221 events that year. American Track and Field runner Carl Lewis earned four gold medals in the 200m, 100m, 4x100m relay race and the long jump. Lewis was the first athlete to win four gold medals in the Olympics since Jesse Owens triumphant wins in 1936. The Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers built a victorious reputation with consecutive championship runs. Veteran frontcourt players teamed up with young, talented point guards in two