1996 Summer Olympics

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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 closing ceremony of the 1996 Olympics

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, were held in Atlanta, United States from July 19 to August 4.

Centennial Olympic Park bombing[change | change source]

Eric Rudolph, a Christian fundamentalist, bombed the Centennial Olympic Park on July 27. [1] Alice Hawthorne was killed in the explosion when a nail from the bomb penetrated her skull. Melih Uzunyol, a Turkish cameraman, had a fatal heart attack while running to the scene.[2] The bomb wounded 111 others.

Medal table[change | change source]

These were the top 10 teams at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[3]

Key

   *   Host nation (United States)

1996 Summer Olympics medal table
 Rank  NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA)* 44 32 25 101
2  Russia (RUS) 26 21 16 63
3  Germany (GER) 20 18 27 65
4  China (CHN) 16 22 12 50
5  France (FRA) 15 7 15 37
6  Italy (ITA) 13 10 12 35
7  Australia (AUS) 9 9 23 41
8  Cuba (CUB) 9 8 8 25
9  Ukraine (UKR) 9 2 12 23
10  South Korea (KOR) 7 15 5 27

References[change | change source]


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