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SBD Global/March 27, 2013/People and Pop Culture
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Published March 27, 2013
SPEAKING UP: U.S. sprint and long jump legend CARL LEWIS said that Asians badly needed "heroes" in track and field in their countries to become a world-class force in the high-profile sport. Lewis: "We had heroes (in the United States) when I was growing up. I saw athletes I wanted to emulate. I think that's important. Look how many Asians there are (in the world). You can't get one fast one? There are almost two billion. It defies logic" (AFP, 3/25). ... ... An adviser of Olympique Lyon President JEAN-MICHEL AULAS "has angered the coach of the club's successful women's team by telling a French radio show that he would not discuss soccer with women." During a talk show on RMC on Monday, a female listener called in and criticized France striker KARIM BENZEMA and Aulas' adviser BENARD LACOMBE replied: "I do not discuss football with women, that's how I see it. They should get back to cooking." French women's team Coach PATRICE LAIR said, "He has no right to say that. It's not going to help the development of women football. It's a lack of respect for the president's work and the girls' efforts" (REUTERS, 3/26).