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1996 Summer Olympics


Bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics - CNN


Gold Medal Moments: Muhammad Ali @ Atlanta 1996 Games Opening Ceremony


1996 Summer Olympics Medal


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1996 NBC Atlanta Olympics Intro

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, commonly known as Atlanta 1996, and also referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, were an international multi-sport event that was held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. These Games, which were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States, marked the centennial of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens—the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games. They were also the first since 1924 to be held in a different year from a Winter Olympics, under a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years.
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