1996 Summer Olympics
|Games of the XXVI Olympiad|
|Host city||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
(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|
Centennial Olympic Park bombing[change | change source]
Eric Rudolph, a Christian fundamentalist, bombed the Centennial Olympic Park on July 27.  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. The bomb wounded 111 others.
Medal table[change | change source]
These were the top 10 teams at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Host nation (United States)
|1||United States (USA)*||44||32||25||101|
|10||South Korea (KOR)||7||15||5||27|
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: 1996 Summer Olympics|
- Brown, Aaron & Harris, Art (7 February 2007). "The Hunt for Eric Rudolph". CNN Presents (CNN). http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0206/15/cp.00.html. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- Jacobs, Jeff (28 July 1996). "In Atlanta, Fear Roams Hand In Hand With Anger". http://articles.courant.com/1996-07-28/news/9607280085_1_alice-s-hawthorne-explosion-centennial-olympic-park. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "Medal count for the 1996 Summer Olympics". databaseSports.com. http://www.databaseolympics.com/games/gamesyear.htm?g=24. Retrieved 22 November 2011.