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Encyclopedia > 1996 Summer Olympics
Games of the XXVI Olympiad

Host city Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Nations participating 197
Athletes participating 10,320
(6,797 men, 3,523 women)
Events 271 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony July 19
Closing ceremony August 9
Officially opened by President Bill Clinton
Athlete's Oath Teresa Edwards
Judge's Oath Hobie Billingsley
Olympic Torch Muhammad Ali
Stadium Centennial Olympic Stadium

The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were celebrated in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Atlanta was selected in September 1990 in Tokyo, Japan, above Athens, Belgrade, Manchester, Melbourne and Toronto. 1996 Summer Olympics logo from Atlanta This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Teresa Edwards on the Minnesota Lynx Teresa Edwards (born July 19, 1964 in Cairo, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Hobie Billingsley is an American diving champion and honoree of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. ... The flame at the 2002 Winter Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun are all names for an important marketing promotion and symbol of the Olympic Games. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... Athens Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Centennial Olympic Stadium, looking due north Centennial Olympic Stadium was the 85,000-seat main stadium of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... For other uses, see Belgrade (disambiguation). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ...

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Selection

Some felt Athens should have had the right to host the games because it marked the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic games.[1] The IOC instead voted, on September 18, 1990, for Atlanta, predicting that Athens' infrastructure could not be improved enough in time to successfully host the Games. Athens would eventually win the right to host the 2004 Summer Olympics. The chart's information below comes from the International Olympic Committee Vote History web page, regarding the cities that bid against Atlanta for the 1996 Olympic Games. The vote occurred at the 96th IOC Session in Tokyo, Japan. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... This is the list of International Olympic Committee (IOC) meetings. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...

1996 Summer Olympics Bidding Results
City NOC Name Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Atlanta, Georgia  United States 19 20 26 34 51
Athens Flag of Greece Greece 23 23 26 30 35
Toronto, Ontario Flag of Canada Canada 14 17 18 22 -
Melbourne  Australia 12 21 16 - -
Manchester  United Kingdom 11 5 - - -
Belgrade Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 7 - - - -

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Effect on the city

The games had a profound impact on the city of Atlanta and many in the Atlanta metro area consider the Games to be instrumental in transforming Atlanta into the modernized city it has become. One example of this modernization is the mid-rise dormitories built for the Olympic Village. One of these complexes became the first residential housing for Georgia State University, and has recently been transferred for use by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Other examples include Turner Field, which was a modification of the original Centennial Olympic Stadium, and where the Atlanta Braves baseball team now makes its home. Centennial Olympic Park was also built for the events and is still in use. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Georgia State University (GSU) is an urban research university in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Founded in 1913, it serves over 28,000[2] students, and is one of the University System of Georgias four research universities. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. ... Turner Field is a ballpark in Atlanta, Georgia, home to Major League Baseballs Atlanta Braves since 1997. ... Centennial Olympic Stadium, looking due north Centennial Olympic Stadium was the 85,000-seat main stadium of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Fountain of Rings Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85,000 m²) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. ...


Atlanta used no public money to finance the Games, which cost US$1.8 billion to host. It was the first city in Olympic history to use ticket sales, commercial endorsements, advertising, and private money alone to fund the hosting of the Olympics. The consequence of this, however, was that some felt that the Games in Atlanta were over-commercialized and were less exciting than previous Games.[2][2] USD redirects here. ...


Incidents

Although the Games made a financial profit, they were not without problems. Allegations were levelled that Atlanta organizers bribed members of the IOC to obtain the Olympic Games. However, ACOG documents were destroyed before a formal inquiry could be conducted, and the allegations remain unproven. In his defense, ACOG Chairman Billy Payne said, "Atlanta's bidding effort included excessive actions, even thought processes, that today seem inappropriate but, at the time, reflected the prevailing practices in the selection process and an extremely competitive environment." Billy Payne was named president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. ...


The Centennial Olympic Park bombing of July 27, 1996, killed spectator Alice Hawthorne and wounded 111 others, and elicited the death of Melih Uzunyol by heart attack. The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a terrorist bombing on July 27, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Summer Olympics, the first of four committed by Eric Robert Rudolph. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Aside from the problems, IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch said in his closing speech, "Well done, Atlanta" and called the Games the "most exceptional". He broke precedent and did not say they had been the best Olympics ever, as he did at every previous Olympic closing ceremony while he was IOC president. This was likely an intentional omission given some of the issues like the Games' over-commercialism, technology and transportation issues. The City of Atlanta was also found to have been competing with the IOC for advertising and sponsorship dollars. The city was licensing street vendors who would sell certain products over others, and therefore providing a presence for companies who were not the official sponsors of the Games.[3] Four years later Samaranch called the 2000 Sydney Olympics the best ever.[4] Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... Juan Antonio Samaranch Don Juan Antonio Samaranch i Torelló, Marquis of Samaranch (es: Don Juan Antonio Samaranch i Torelló, marqués de Samaranch) (born July 17, 1920 in Barcelona) is a Spanish sports official and was president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001. ... (Redirected from 2000 Sydney Olympics) Categories: 2000 Summer Olympics ...


Songs and themes

The Olympiad's official theme, Summon the Heroes, was written by John Williams, making it the third Olympiad for which he has composed. The song "The Power of the Dream", composed by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and David Foster, with words by Linda Thompson was performed in the opening ceremony by Céline Dion accompanied by Foster and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Centennial Choir. Gladys Knight sang "Georgia on My Mind", Georgia's official state song, at the opening ceremony. The closing ceremony featured Gloria Estefan singing "Reach", the official theme song of the 1996 Olympics. At the closing of the ceremony Trisha Yearwood performed the Olympics song ["The Flame"] Summon the Heroes is an Olympic theme written by John Williams for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Williams conducting the London Symphony Orchestra during the recording of the score for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... The Power of the Dream is a single by Céline Dion, released on August 20, 1996 in Japan. ... Babyface redirects here. ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... Linda Diane Thompson (born May 23, 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress and songwriter. ... This article is about the musician. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA) is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ... Georgia on My Mind is a song written in 1930 by Stuart Gorrell (lyrics) and Hoagy Carmichael (music). ... Forty-nine states of the United States (all except New Jersey) have one or more state songs, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 22, 1961 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... This biographical article or section needs additional references for verification. ...


Mascot

Main article: Izzy (Mascot)

The mascot for the Olympiad was an abstract, animated character named Izzy. In contrast to the standing tradition of mascots of national or regional significance in the city hosting the Olympiad, Izzy was an amorphous, computer-designed fantasy figure. The mascot was popularly ridiculed by the public and press as commercialized, unappealing, and ungrounded in any connection to the region. Izzy was the mascot of the 1996 Summer Olympics, an abstract figure whose name was changed from Whatizit (i. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ...


Highlights

Women's 100 m hurdles at the Olympic stadium
Women's 100 m hurdles at the Olympic stadium
  • Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies of the games and received a replacement gold medal from the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Slovene gymnast Leon Štukelj arises at the opening ceremony as one of the oldest living sportsmen in the world (age 97)
  • Naim Süleymanoğlu becomes the first weightlifter to win three gold medals.
  • Michael Johnson wins gold in both the 200 m and 400 m, setting a new world record of 19.32 seconds in the 200 m.
  • Donovan Bailey of Canada wins the men's 100 m, setting a new world record of 9.84 seconds at that time.
  • Marie-José Perec equals Johnson's performance, although without a world record, by winning the rare 200 m/400 m double.
  • At the age of 35, Carl Lewis takes his 4th long jump gold medal. Lewis, Paavo Nurmi and Mark Spitz now share the record for most Olympic gold medals (9).
  • Softball, beach volleyball and mountain biking debut on the Olympic program, together with women's soccer/football and lightweight rowing.
  • Palestine was allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time.
  • Cycling professionals were admitted to the Olympics, with five-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain winning the inaugural individual time trial event.
  • Michelle Smith of Ireland wins three gold medals and a bronze in swimming, but her victories are overshadowed by doping allegations. She passed all tests however.
  • Kerri Strug of the United States women's gymnastics team vaults with an injured ankle and lands on one foot. The score was just enough that the team won the first gold medal in the all around ever.
  • Amy Van Dyken wins four gold medals in the Olympic swimming pool, the first American woman to win four titles in a single Olympics.
  • Deon Hemmings becomes the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for Jamaica and the English-speaking West Indies.
  • A record 197 nations, all current IOC member nations, take part, with a record 79 of them winning at least one medal.
  • Five athletes were disqualified for using banned drugs. A few more were reinstated since the drug they took had been declared illegal only a week before the Olympics.
  • Andre Agassi wins the gold medal in the tennis event. This helps him become the first male player to ever win the career Golden Slam.
  • Kurt Angle of the United States won the gold medal in 100 kg (220 lb) freestyle wrestling while suffering from a fractured neck. Angle would later go on to fame in professional wrestling with World Wrestling Entertainment and currently Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, with his gold medal win in the Olympics being his gimmick and is often considered the best "pure" wrestler in professional wrestling history.
  • Deng Yaping of China wins two gold medals in Women singles and doubles of table tennis. She is also the winner of these two titles in 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
  • For the first time Olympic medals were won by the athletes from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burundi, Ecuador, Georgia, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mozambique, Slovakia, Tonga, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
  • Lee Lai Shan won a gold medal in sailing, the first and only gold medal that Hong Kong has ever won. It was also the first and last time Hong Kong won a medal as a British colony.
  • The US Women's Soccer team won the Gold Medal in the first ever Women's Soccer Event.
  • Xeno Müller won gold for the Men's single scull event (rowing) in his first Olympic appearance. His time of 6:44.85 is still the current Olympic record.

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Venues

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Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

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Participating nations

Participants at Summer olympics 1996Blue = Participating for the first time. Green = Have previously participated. Yellow square is host city (Atlanta)
Participants at Summer olympics 1996
Blue = Participating for the first time. Green = Have previously participated. Yellow square is host city (Atlanta)

A total of 197 nations were represented at the 1996 Games, and the combined total of athletes was about 10,318.[5] Twenty-four countries made their Olympic debut this year, including eleven of the ex-Soviet countries that competed as part of the Unified Team in 1992. Russia competed independently for the first time since 1912, when it was the Russian Empire. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia competed as Yugoslavia. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 46 KB) Countries which participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 46 KB) Countries which participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... The Unified Team used the Olympic flag The Unified Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona was a joint team consisting of twelve of the fifteen former Soviet republics. ... The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... The subject of this article was previously also known as Russia. ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbian Government Republic President  - 1992 - 1993 Dobrica Ćosić  - 1993 - 1997 Zoran Lilić  - 1997 – 2000 Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević  - 2000 - 2003 Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Prime Minister  - 1992 - 1993 Milan Panić  - 1993 - 1998 Radoje Kontić  - 1998 - 2000 Momir Bulatović  - 2000 - 2001 Zoran Žižić  - 2001 - 2003 DragiÅ¡a Pe...


The 14 countries making their Olympic debut were: Azerbaijan, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Dominica, Guinea-Bissau, FYR Macedonia, Nauru, Palestine, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. A 2003 satellite image of the region. ...


The 10 countries making their Summer Olympic debut (after competing at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer) were: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Slovakia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... County Oppland District Gudbrandsdal Municipality NO-0501 Administrative centre Lillehammer Mayor (2005) Synnøve Brenden Klemetrud (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 211 477 km² 450 km² 0. ...


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Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games: This is the full table of the medal count of the 1996 Summer Olympics. ...

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States (host nation) 44 32 25 101
2 Russia 26 21 16 63
3 Germany 20 18 27 65
4 China 16 22 12 50
5 France 15 7 15 37
6 Italy 13 10 12 35
7 Australia 9 9 23 41
8 Cuba 9 8 8 25
9 Ukraine 9 2 12 23
10 South Korea 7 15 5 27

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See also

See also: 1996 Summer Olympics The 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, USA were the first Paralympics to get mass media sponsorship. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

Olympics with significant criminal incidents

The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were celebrated in Munich, in what was then West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, a group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization. ... The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a terrorist bombing on July 27, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Summer Olympics, the first of four committed by Eric Robert Rudolph. ...

Reference

  1. ^ Atlanta Selected Over Athens for 1996 Olympics (html). New York Times (1990-09-19). Retrieved on 2008-01-21.
  2. ^ a b Olympic bid smacks into $10M hurdle – fact mentioned in the 5th paragraph
  3. ^ McGill's master of the rings
  4. ^ Australia Best Ever
  5. ^ Olympics OFFICIAL Recap

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