1996 Summer Olympics
|Host city||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Motto||The Celebration of the Century|
|Athletes||10,320 (6,797 men, 3,523 women)|
|Events||271 in 26 sports (37 disciplines)|
|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.|
- "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games of the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. October 9, 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 14, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
- Brown, Aaron & Harris, Art (7 February 2007). "The Hunt for Eric Rudolph". CNN Presents. CNN. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- Jacobs, Jeff (28 July 1996). "In Atlanta, Fear Roams Hand In Hand With Anger". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "Medal count for the 1996 Summer Olympics". databaseSports.com. Retrieved 22 November 2011.