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  • The Magnificent Seven - USA Women’s Gymnastics | Video

    The Magnificent Seven - USA Women’s Gymnastics

    Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Dominique Dawes, Kerri Strug, Amy Chow, Amanda Borden and Jaycie Phelps; or as they became known, the Magnificent Seven.   As the home team, the United States were a definite contender for the Olympic gold medal; however the competition from Romania and Russia was expected to be fierce.   Through Kerri Strug’s vault single-footed landing - as she had injured her ankle during her first vault attempt - team USA achieved Olympic glory. It was the perfect dramatic finish for a team that also took its place in fan’s hearts and memories.   At the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, the Magnificent Seven became the first ever women’s gymnastics team to win the Olympic gold medal for the USA.
  • USA's Olympic History in Women's Football | Video

    USA's Olympic History in Women's Football

    Since women's football made its Olympic debut in 1996, the United States have been in the ongoing battle for the top of the podium. In Atlanta in 1996,Team US earned a 2-1 victory over China, claiming the gold medal for the first time. At the Sydney 2000 Games, USA came 1 goal short in loss to Norway, settling for silver. Four years later in Athens, the Americans redeem themselves, capturing their second football Olympic title. USA - Football - Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004
  • Andre Agassi's Gold Medal Match | Video

    Andre Agassi's Gold Medal Match

    In the Summer Games of 1996 in Atlanta, tennis legend Andre Agassi becomes an Olympic champion and cements his career adding an Olympic gold medal to his spectacular collection of trophies. In the singles final, Agassi plays against Sergi Bruguera of Spain, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. Andre Agassi, becomes the first American tennis player to win Olympic gold in singles since 1924. Tennis Men's Singles Final - Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics - Andre Agassi (USA), Sergi Bruguera (ESP)
  • Felicia Ballanger leaves on the highest note – Women’s Track Cycling | Video

    Felicia Ballanger leaves on the highest note – Women’s Track Cycling

    With a name inspired by the former champion cyclist and Olympian Felice Gimondi, Felicia Ballanger was a destined cyclist from birth.   Previous to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Ballanger was already a two-time Olympian and had won the gold medal in Atlanta 1996, four years before. Could she get the gold medal for France once again?   It was her final international appearance on the cycling track and with a Sydney 2000 Olympic Games gold medal and new Olympic record, Felicia Ballanger left the track on a high note.  
  • Joining the three Olympic Gold Medal Club – Boxer Félix Savón | Video

    Joining the three Olympic Gold Medal Club – Boxer Félix Savón

    Félix Savón arrived in Sydney with the experience from two previous Olympic gold medals at both the Barcelona and Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.   This time the desired Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medal would not only consolidate Savón as an amateur boxing icon; but also make him one of the only three boxers to win three Olympic gold medals alongside fellow Cuban Teófilo Stevenson and Hungarian László Papp.   This was a fight which surely defined Savón’s role in Olympic boxing history.  
  • Rechelle Hawkes Wins 3 Golds at 3 Different Olympics | Video

    Rechelle Hawkes Wins 3 Golds at 3 Different Olympics

    Rechelle Hawkes has won 3 Olympic gold medals at 3 different Olympics. The Aussies captured their 1st Olympic Hockey title, triumphing over South Korea at the Seoul 1988 Games. Australia faced South Korea 8 years later in Atlanta, capturing a 2nd gold medal with a 3 â 1 victory. In Sydney, Rechelle Hawkes reads the Athletes Olympic Oath and leads her team to Olympic glory, winning their 3rd gold medal. Rechelle Hawkes (AUS) - Hockey - Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
  • Steve Redgrave's first rowing Olympic gold - Los Angeles 1984 | Video

    Steve Redgrave's first rowing Olympic gold - Los Angeles 1984

    Sir Steve Redgrave is a synonym of Olympic rowing, having won five Olympic gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games, in addition to a bronze medal at Seoul 1988.The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games were Steve Redgrave's debut in the Olympics, at age 22. He was the stroke of Great Britain's Coxed four team with Martin Cross, Andy Holmes, Richard Budgett and coxswain Adrian Ellison. Andy Holmes would later be Redgrave's partner at Seoul 1988, in the Coxed and Coxless Pairs.After Los Angeles 1984, Redgrave would win gold at Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 reaching his fifth and final Olympic gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
  • 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
  • Michael Johnson Sends Best Wishes | Video

    Michael Johnson Sends Best Wishes

    Retired American sprinter Michael Johnson encourages the participants in the Youth Olymic Games to have a great time and do their best. Johnson is a decorated athlete who won gold medals in the 200m in Atlanta, 400m in Atlanta and Sydney and the 4x400m in Barcelona.
  • Tara Lipinski - Youngest Winter Winner of an Individual Event | Video

    Tara Lipinski - Youngest Winter Winner of an Individual Event

    Raised in Sugarland, Texas, Tara Lipinski first attracted international attention when, at the age of 13, she qualified for the United States team at the 1996 world championships. She placed 15th, but the following year she caused a sensation when she finished first and became the youngest world champion in figure skating history. Still, when the 1998 Olympic Games came around, Lipinski was picked for the silver medal behind Michelle Kwan. Kwan led after the short programme, but Lipinski's exuberant long programme won her the first place votes of six of the nine judges and she edged ahead to take the gold medal. At the age of 15 years and 255 days, Lipinski became the youngest winner of an individual event in the history of the Winter Games, beating Sonja Henie's 70-year-old record by two months.
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