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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take the Mic: Carl Lewis | Video

    Take the Mic: Carl Lewis

    The American legend commentates on the gold medal he won in 1984 and his long jump in the Olympic Games of 1988 and Atlanta 1996.
  • Arantxa Sanchez - Spain's Most Decorated Athlete | Video

    Arantxa Sanchez - Spain's Most Decorated Athlete

    Arantxa Sanchez Vicario is the only tennis player to participate in 5 Olympic Games (Seoul 1988, Barcerlona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004). She's Spain's most decorated athlete with four Olympic medals under her belt. At the Barcelona Games, she went on to win a silver and a bronze medal in doubles and singles respectively. In Atlanta, Arantxa captured the doubles bronze and singles silver. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP) - Tennis - Barcerlona 1992, Atlanta 1996
  • Muhammad Ali Lights the Olympic Cauldron | Video

    Muhammad Ali Lights the Olympic Cauldron

    Muhammad Ali, Olympic boxing champion in Rome 1960 and one of the most powerful sport figures, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984. In Atlanta 1996, he was granted the honor of lighting the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the centennial Olympic Games, creating one of the most emotional and touching moments in Olympic history. Muhammad Ali - Lighting of the Cauldron - Opening Ceremony - Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Top 3 - Triple Jump | Video

    Top 3 - Triple Jump

    Celebrating its centenary on the Olympic programme at Atlanta 1996, the men’s triple jump competition served up a record-breaking and thrilling encounter between two of the discipline’s all-time greats.
  • Deng Yaping Became Chinese Athlete of the Century | Video

    Deng Yaping Became Chinese Athlete of the Century

    Deng Yaping overcame her small stature (1.5 m) to dominate table tennis, now she's considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. In 1992, Deng and her partner Qiao Hong claimed the doubles gold medal, later she triumphed over Qiao in the singles gold medal match, claiming her second Olympic title. At the Atlanta 1996 Games Deng repeats the feat, defending both of her Olympic titles. After retiring she was voted Chinese athlete of the century. Deng Yaping (CHN) - Table Tennis Women's Singles - Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996
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