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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