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01/08/1996 The first Olympic gold medal winners in women’s football

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Olympic Channel: Gold Medal Entourage: The Mastermind Behind A Historic Win: USA Soccer's Mia Hamm F

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The Magnificent 7, USA Women's Soccer, and Atlanta's enduring Olympic legacy | Flame Catchers

The 1996 Summer Olympics, based in Atlanta, marked the first time that women would participate in the association football tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the semi-finals and culminating with the gold medal match in which the USA defeated China 2-1.