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  • Atlanta 1996 | Summer Games

    Atlanta 1996

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    Atlanta 1996

    “The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games: Atlanta 1996” marked a return to a more sober and traditional form. There were French and English box sets, published in 1997. The work consisted of three volumes (Planning and organizing; The centennial Olympic Games; The competition results). Volume 3 was bilingual.
  • News | Olympic News

    David Boudia’s journey to gold wasn’t just a physical battle - it was a mental one too

    As a seven-year-old gymnast, he remembers watching his first Olympic Games, Atlanta 1996, and dreaming of competing on the world stage. It wasn’t long before he transitioned into diving, a sport which would later see him winning a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics and would also play a vital part in his battle with depression.
    24 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Diving, United States of America, Sponsors, Toyota, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • Amy Van Dyken’s fourth gold medal in Atlanta 1996 - Women’s 50m freestyle | Video

    Amy Van Dyken’s fourth gold medal in Atlanta 1996 - Women’s 50m freestyle

    Amy Van Dyken had her Olympic debut in swimming at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Games.   Before the 50 metres freestyle final began, she had already won three Olympic gold medals in the medley and freestyle 4x100m relays, and in the 100m butterfly race. Now, Amy Van Dyken had the world champion and a world record holder Le Jingyi from China beside her lane for the 50 metres final.   Amy Van Dyken says that, at this moment, she told herself “Just go for it. Just have fun.” As she realised she had won the race - still in the water - Amy celebrated enthusiastically, showing she was definitely having fun.   Her fourth Olympic gold medal Amy made her the first American woman to win four gold medals in a single edition of the Olympic Games.
  • Teun de Nooijer on finding gold and love at Atlanta 1996 | Video

    Teun de Nooijer on finding gold and love at Atlanta 1996

    A double Olympic champion and the winner of four medals in all, Dutch hockey player Teun de Nooijer looks back to his first Games at Atlanta 1996, where he struck  gold on and off the pitch.
  • Athletics Men Long Jump Final Atlanta 1996 – Lewis | Video

    Athletics Men Long Jump Final Atlanta 1996 – Lewis

    Injuries to leading long jumpers Mike Powell and Iván Pedroso allow an in form Carl Lewis to thrill his home country with a gold medal winning jump in Atlanta. His leap of 8.50m is 21 cm better than Jamaica’s James Beckford and he becomes the third Olympian to win the same individual event on four occasions.
  • Best of Atlanta 1996 | Video

    Best of Atlanta 1996

    At the Atlanta Games, for the first time, every single National Olympic Committee recognised at the time is represented. Watch all the highlights here!
  • News | Women in Sport

    Women and girls must be participants and leaders in sport recovery plans, says UN Women

    While the world is currently working on addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls must be both participants and leaders in this process, so their gains are not lost, and a better future for all becomes a reality, says UN Women in a Policy Brief published today. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Women in Sport
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