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GAMES OF THE 26 OLYMPIAD

Games of the 26 Olympiad,1996
Start:
19 Jul 1996
End:
04 Aug 1996
Countries:
197
Athletes:
10318
Women:
3512
Events:
271
City:
Atlanta, USA

ATLANTA 1996 - Bid History

  • In 1996 the world celebrated the 100th birthday of the modern Olympic Movement and many in the IOC felt that the Olympic games should return to Athens, Greece - their birthplace.
  • Athens, Greece with five other candidate cities vying to host Centennial Olympic games - Atlanta, USA, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Manchester, Great Britain, Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada.
  • In September 1990, at the 96th IOC session in Tokyo, the Games of the 26 Olympiad were awarded to Atlanta, USA.

Games of the 26 Olympiad,1996 - Interesting Facts

  • The President of the USA Bill Clinton officially opened the Games of the 26 Olympiad at the 85,000-seat Olympic stadium and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was ill with Parkinson's disease, lit the Olympic flame.
  • On the ninth day of the Games during a concert held in the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park a bomb explosion killed one person and injured more than a hundred people.
  • For the first time in Olympic history, all the recognized National Olympic Committees took part in the Olympic games.

Summer Olympics 1996 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
USA
44
32
25
101
2
25
21
16
62
3
20
18
27
65
4
16
22
12
50
5
15
7
15
37
6
13
10
12
35
7
9
9
23
41
8
9
9
8
26
9
9
2
12
23
10
7
15
5
27
11
7
5
5
17
12
7
4
10
21
13
5
6
6
17
14
4
7
9
20
15
4
5
10
19
16
4
4
0
8
17
4
3
4
11
18
4
3
0
7
19
4
1
1
6
19
4
1
1
6
21
3
11
8
22
22
3
7
5
15
23
3
6
5
14
24
3
4
4
11
25
3
3
9
15
26
3
2
1
6
27
3
1
1
5
28
3
0
1
4
29
2
4
2
8
30
2
2
3
7
31
2
2
2
6
32
2
1
3
6
33
2
1
2
5
34
2
0
1
3
34
2
0
1
3
36
1
8
6
15
37
1
6
8
15
38
1
4
3
8
39
1
3
2
6
40
1
2
1
4
41
1
1
2
4
41
1
1
2
4
43
1
1
1
3
43
1
1
1
3
45
1
1
0
2
45
1
1
0
2
47
1
0
1
2
47
1
0
1
2
49
1
0
0
1
49
1
0
0
1
49
1
0
0
1
49
1
0
0
1
49
1
0
0
1
54
0
2
1
3
55
0
2
0
2
55
0
2
0
2
57
0
1
2
3
58
0
1
1
2
58
0
1
1
2
58
0
1
1
2
61
0
1
0
1
61
0
1
0
1
61
0
1
0
1
61
0
1
0
1
61
0
1
0
1
61
0
1
0
1
61
0
1
0
1
68
0
0
2
2
68
0
0
2
2
68
0
0
2
2
71
0
0
1
1
71
0
0
1
1
71
0
0
1
1
71
0
0
1
1
71
0
0
1
1
71
0
0
1
1
71
0
0
1
1
71
0
0
1
1