Basketball: Carl Lewis anchored a world-record 400 relay For his eighth Olympic gold medal and Steve Lewis anchored an American 1,600 relay team that set its own world record and won by nearly the length of a football field. The women's 400 relay team won, too, giving Evelyn Ashford her third gold medal in three Olympics. The women's 1,600 relay, anchored by Morgan State's Rochelle Stevens, had to settle for the silver.
Basketball: The Dream Team won the gold medal, redeeming U.S. basketball. But perhaps the greatest redemption came in the bronze-medal game. Newly independent Lithuania beat the Unified Team, 82-78, at once washing away 51 years of anger.