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  1996 Summer Olympics - Sidebar - MSN Encarta
The Summer Games, which were held in Atlanta, Georgia, over a 17-day period in late July and early August, produced courageous and record-setting performances by the athletes but were also struck by terrorism that killed one person and left more than 100 injured.
Canada's 0.36-second victory was sealed by 1996 Olympic 100-meters champion and world record holder Donovan Bailey, who crushed U.S. anchorman Dennis Mitchell and the rest of the field to mark the first time the U.S. relay team was beaten head-to-head in the event.
The biggest track star at the Olympics was undoubtedly U.S. sprinter Michael Johnson, who became the first man ever to win both the 200-meter and 400-meter races in the same Olympics, setting a dramatic world record in the 200 meters in the process.
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_761594896/1996_Summer_Olympics.html   (2047 words)

 Images - Finding the Pulse of Athletic Human Drama
That’s the draw of the Olympics: an underdog team’s victory, the emergence of a new star athlete, a record-shattering performance, the pageantry of international processionals.
Olympic athletes are easily idealized as mythic competitors possessing agility, power, endurance, and humanity; the ingredients for any successful melodrama.
The last decade of the Cold War almost completely undermined the Olympic myth, though, as America skipped the 1980 Moscow Olympics (to penalize the Soviets for invading Afghanistan) and the Soviets snubbed the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in a tit-for-tat boycott.
www.imagesjournal.com /issue03/features/olympics.htm   (874 words)

  1996 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Examples of this are the mid-rise dormitories built for the Olympic village which became the first residential housing for Georgia State University and Turner Field which was a modification of the original Centennial Olympic Stadium.
Michelle Smith of Ireland wins three gold medals and a bronze in swimming, but her victories are overshadowed by doping allegations, which are later reinforced as she is banned after failing a test in 1998.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1996_Summer_Olympics   (999 words)

 1996 Summer Olympics
The Games of the XXVI Olympiad were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Also during the games, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing took place on July 27, 1996 killing Alice Hawthorne and wounded 111 others, and causing the death of Melih Uzunyol by heart attack.
Michelle Smith[?] of Ireland wins three gold medals and a bronze, but her victories are overshadowed by doping allegations, which are later reinforced as she is banned after failing a test in 1999.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/19/1996_Olympics.html   (364 words)

 Economic Impact of Hosting Olympic Games
The total economic impact of the 1996 Summer Games therefore is the sum of the direct and indirect impacts and their respective induced impacts.
The indirect economic impact of the 1996 Summer Olympics is that portion of spending by out-of-state visitors that purchases goods and services produced by Georgia's industries to satisfy the additional demand, as summarized in Table 1.
As noted previously, impacts created by hosting the Olympics are not limited to direct and indirect spending, but also include the induced (multiplier) effects that are created through sucessive rounds of re-spending the initial dollars within the state.
www.selig.uga.edu /forecast/olympics/OLYMTEXT.HTM   (2662 words)

 Timeline: 1996 Summer Olympics in Savannah
In September of 1990, the City of Savannah was informed that it would host the 1996 Olympic yachting events for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games to be held in Atlanta, Georgia.
On Monday, July 8, 1996, the official Olympic flag was unfurled on the second floor balcony of City Hall where it hung throughout the Olympic games.
On July 18, 1996, a reception was held in the afternoon in the City Hall rotunda for nationally recognized photographer Jack Leigh and his new City Hall exhibit.
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 S Zebulon Baker, Whatwuzit?: The 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics Reconsidered
If International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch's address to the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games is remembered at all, it is for his unwillingness to bestow Atlanta's Games with the honor of "the greatest in Olympic history" - that coveted rhetorical flourish lauding the host city's organizing efforts.
Unbridled commercialism, poor and unreliable public transportation, a deadly terrorist attack on Centennial Olympic Park: such significant failures shaped Samaranch's verdict that these Olympic Games were "most exceptional," but not "the greatest." His speech, however, gestured toward Atlanta's emerging place on the world stage.
After all, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games were an ephemeral moment as much as a transformative mark on the city's landscape: a moment when Atlanta would claim its place on the international stage.
www.southernspaces.org /contents/2006/baker/1a.htm   (380 words)

 International Softball Federation - ISF
For softball the road to the Olympics spanned more than 29 years from the birth of the dream in 1965 to its debut in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
The sport’s Olympic debut was without a doubt the most anticipated and defining moment in the history of the sport.
The Olympics marshaled in a new era for the sport of softball, a progression from the past into what may unfold for the future.
www.internationalsoftball.com /english/events/96_olympics.asp   (1350 words)

 Olympics — Infoplease.com
A complete review of the Summer Olympic Games of 2004, including final medal standings by nation, leading individual medal winners and a breakdown of medal winners in all major events.
The legends and foibles of the Summer Olympics.
The legends and foibles of the Winter Olympics.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0114094.html   (394 words)

 NOAA ARL 1996 Summer Olympics Games Support
During the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, held in Atlanta, GA, ARL provided meteorological data and dispersion model support to the NEST in the event of nuclear terrorism.
During the 1996 Summer Olympic Games several meso-scale modeling tools were available to support the OWSO's operations that are normally not available in an operational forecasting environment.
During the Olympics ARL was able to access 10 km Eta model data from NCEP and 2 km and 8 km RAMS model data, as well as 8 km LAPS model data from the Peachtree City, GA, Olympic Weather Support Office (OWSO).
www.arl.noaa.gov /ss/transport/olympics.html   (1012 words)

 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece
The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004.
Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance.
The Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, passed the Olympic Flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Greece/greece-interest-athens-olympics2004.html   (1398 words)

 WashingtonPost.com: The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
The move could bring the Summer Olympics back to U.S. soil for the third time in 24 years.
The Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta came to a close Sunday night, after two weeks of athletic competition between 197 countries and over 11,000 athletes -- the most ever in an Olympic Games.
Tony Kornheiser writes about what he will remember most from the 1996 Olympics: inflatable beer cans.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/olympics/longterm/summer96.htm   (271 words)

 1996 Summer Olympics Summary and Analysis Summary
The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Doug Gatlin, executive director of the organization trying to win the 1996 Olympics for Atlanta, not long ago had a guest in town who wanted to see the river where the canoeing events would be held seven years hence.
Gunfire inside the CNN Center sent a lunchtime crowd scurrying for cover as a hotel employee was shot dead in a domestic dispute and her former boyfriend was wounded by security.The man dragged the woman down an escalator following an argument in the lobby of...
www.bookrags.com /1996_Summer_Olympics   (309 words)

 Our Work > Broadcast > 1996 Summer Olympics
In 1996 the U.S. Olympic Committee and NBC teamed together to create an 11-show series celebrating the centennial Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
The arcs of color and typography were derived from elements of the centennial Olympic logo.
In effect, athletes led viewers through history to the Olympic logo in an environment containing all the images important to the celebration of the centennial Olympic games.
www.2820.com /bc_olympics.htm   (132 words)

The 1996 Games were given a dramatic start when the cauldron was lit by Muhammad Ali.
On 27 July during a concert held in the Centennial Olympic Park, a terrorist bomb killed one person and injured a further 110 people, but the Atlanta Games are best remembered for their sporting achievements.
She became the most successful French female athlete of all time and the first sportswoman to win the Olympic title over 400m twice consecutively.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1996   (272 words)

Or should I say the Olympics survived Atlanta.
  Double gold medallist Donovan Bailey left the Olympic city early yesterday for his training base in Austin, Texas, where he'll remain for about three days of work.
ATLANTA -- Olympic memories are made of this, that and a whole bunch of things.
www.canoe.ca /Olympics   (179 words)

 Dream's Team
In a Visa commercial in which members of the men's U.S. Olympic basketball team are employed to plug the credit card, Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon takes the podium at a huge banquet for what are supposed to be Olympic basketball teams from around the world.
Playing in the Olympics means a lot to all of us, but I'm not sure anybody appreciates it more than he does.
They are housed at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta instead of in the Olympic Village with most of the other athletes, which USA Basketball officials insist is more of a necessity than a privilege.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /events/1996/olympics/daily/july20/dream.html   (1496 words)

 Critically Surfing the Coolest Sites of the 1996 Summer Olympics
When you search "Olympics" on Yahoo, the result is a huge list of links all somehow related to the summer's most spectacular event.
The Olympics is a huge event that celebrates and showcases young men and women who dedicate their whole lives to achieve some sort of athletic prowess.
He comes from a magical Olympic land and "though he is not winning any medals, he is winning a lot of friends." This mascot is supposed to appeal to children.
instruct1.cit.cornell.edu /courses/engl131/olympics.html   (1137 words)

 1996 Summer Olympics Torch Relay In Burlingame
The Olympic Flame was passed to Marlena Uhrik who continued the torch to its next destination.
The 1996 Olympic Torch Relay is one of the most exciting elements of the Centennial Olympic Games.
An Olympic tradition for 60 years, the Torch Relay will be the largest in the history of the Olympic Games.
www.spectrumnet.com /~spectrum/calendar/olympics.html   (211 words)

 1996 Olympics - BR Bullpen
The Baseball Competition at the 1996 Olympics was held in Atlanta, Georgia.
The competition was held from July 20 to August 2 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
The Olympic baseball tournament consists of an one-game round-robin preliminary round.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/1996_Olympics   (269 words)

 1996 Olympics- American Vaulting Association
Forty thrilled young athletes exhibited vaulting to the spectators at the Centennial Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta this July.
Sponsored by the American Vaulting Association, the demonstration was held in conjunction with the Olympic Show Jumping competition on July 25th and 29th at the International Georgia Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia.
Being a part of the Equestrian Venue Exhibitions at the 1996 Summer Olympics was an honor not only for the USA Vaulting Friendship Team but for all who are part of the vaulting community.
www.americanvaulting.org /seevaulting/1996olympics.shtml   (331 words)

 1996 Olympics — Infoplease.com
The Atlanta Games were certainly the largest (a record 197 nations competed), most logistically complicated Olympics to date and perhaps the most hyped and overcommercialized as well.
Countdown to the 1996 Olympics: although time is running out, aggressive companies can still get their share of the gold.
York renews Olympic sponsorship through 1996 Summer Olympics.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0201963.html   (576 words)

 British Summer Time (BST) Dates & FAQs
British Summer Time was introduced in the UK in 1916.
British Summer Time was permanently in force during the Second World War from February 1940 until October 1945 and again from February 1968 until October 1971.
In 1996 all clocks in Europe were changed the same date for the first time.
wwp.greenwichmeantime.com /info/bst2.htm   (323 words)

 USDANEWS/Article/Summer Olympics
Although "Team USDA" wasn't a competitor in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, USDA employees were involved with many aspects of the events--including behind-the-scenes preparations that participants and viewers may not have even realized.
As reported in the January 1996 issue of the USDA News, Forest Service employees on the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee prepared for the whitewater competitions of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
APHIS inspectors were also responsible for the veterinary oversight of the horses that arrived in the U.S. for the Olympic equestrian events.
www.usda.gov /news/pubs/newslett/old/vol55no6/article2.htm   (1188 words)

 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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The playing field at the Summer Olympics has never been quite so even.
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