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  • 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!
  • Bryan Clay - 1st American Decathlete to Win Since 1996 | Video

    Bryan Clay - 1st American Decathlete to Win Since 1996

    Bryan Clay achieves Olympic glory claiming decathlon gold and becoming the first American to win the event since 1996. Clay leads the discus event, the 100m dash and the long jump. Scoring total of of 8,791 points, 240 more than silver medallist Andrei Krauchanka, Clay produces the biggest margin of victory since Munich 1972. Leonel Suarez receives bronze. Athletics Decathlon Men's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Bryan Clay (USA), Andrei Krauchanka (BLR), Leonel Suarez (CUB)
  • Sun Hui Kye Became the Youngest Judoka to Win Gold | Video

    Sun Hui Kye Became the Youngest Judoka to Win Gold

    At the 1996 Olympics, Kye Sun triumphed over Japanese Ryoko Tamura in the gold medal match, becoming the youngest judoka to capture a gold medal. She went on to win the silver medal in the -57kg division at the 2000 Games, and four years later she earned the -52kg bronze medal in Athens. Judo -48kg Women's Final - Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics - Sun Hui Kye (PRK), Ryoko Tamura (JPN), Amarilys Savon (CUB), Yolanda Soler (ESP)
  • The Olympic History of Guoliang Liu | Video

    The Olympic History of Guoliang Liu

    Guoliang Liu made his Olympic debut in 1996 and became a double Olympic champion. He claimed the singles gold medal triumphing over compatriot Tao Wang, and with teammate Lin Lu, he earned the doubles Olympic title. Four years later in Sydney, Liu claimed the singles bronze medal, and with teammate Linghui Kong, he earned silver in the doubles, becoming the most decorated male table tennis athlete in the history of the Olympic Games. Guoliang Liu (CHN) - Table Tennis - Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
  • Redgrave and Pinsent Win Back to Back Gold Medals | Video

    Redgrave and Pinsent Win Back to Back Gold Medals

    Steven Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent secure their place on the top step of the podium, defending their coxless pair Olympic title from Barcelona 1992. The British pair crosses the finish line in 6:20.09, closely followed by the Australian couple who settle for silver. France finishes third and takes the bronze medal home. Rowing Coxless Pair Men's Final - Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics - GBR, AUS, FRA
  • Increased Broadcasting Leads To Great Ratings | Video

    Increased Broadcasting Leads To Great Ratings

    The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics look to have the highest viewship of all Games. The Opening Ceremonies saw a staggering 842 million people in China tune in to part of the coverage. Over 5000 hours of television content is available to broadcasting partners in 220 countries and territories. Ratings in Asian time zones are up and even in North America, more people are tuning in than the 1996 Atlanta Games.
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