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Atlanta 1996

  The Atlanta Olympic Games were loaded with many symbolic meanings, as they were the centennial games, the ones chosen to close the first century circle in the history of the institution. Unfortunately the death of one person and the injuries of 110 people after a bomb explosion in the Centennial Olympic Park stigmatized this very important anniversary.
  A world wide known boxer, Muhammad Ali, lit the Olympic Flame. The presence of such a living symbol of the U.S. athletic life - and in a manner of speaking of political life as well - should be considered as Atlanta's message against racism.
  One of the most impressive performances was Michael Johnson's: He established an astonishing new world record over 200m and furthermore he had a double success over both 200m and 400m, for the first time in the history of the Olympics. Other athletes who stood out were Carl Lewis who won the same individual event four times as well as his ninth gold medal and Naim Suleymanoglu, one of the best weightlifters of all times, who was the first athlete in this field to win three gold medals.
  As far as the majority of the nations that participated in the Atlanta Olympic Games are concerned, on their return to home they carried heavy luggage. Seventy-nine nations in a total of 197 won medals and 53 won gold and thus they should have been very satisfied!

Atlanta 1996

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The Olympic Movement
American Sport Art Museum and Archives , a division of the United States Sports Academy
International Sailing Federation

Atlanta 1996

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