Summer and Winter Olympics at - Everything you need to know about The Olympic Games with the Online Guide to The Olympics - an Olympic Directory - Part of - Atlanta 1996

1800-Olympics Olympic Committees Summer Olympics The Olympic Games Winter Olympics WWW
Car Hire Cruises Flights Hostels Lodging Round-The-World Tours Vacations Weather

Search Atlanta 1996, Atlanta Links.

Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Schedule Index: Summer Olympics: Atlanta 1996

Travel to the United States.

Atlanta 1996 - XXVI Olympiad.

Aquatics in the Summer Olympics Archery in the Summer Olympics Athletics in the Summer Olympics Badminton in the Summer Olympics Baseball in the Summer Olympics Basetball in the Summer Olympics Boxing in the Summer Olympics Canoeing in the Summer Olympics Cycling in the Summer Olympics Equestrian in the Summer Olympics Fencing in the Summer Olympics Football in the Summer Olympics Gymnastics in the Summer Olympics Handball in the Summer Olympics
Hockey in the Summer Olympics Judo in the Summer Olympics Pentathlon in the Summer Olympics Rowing in the Summer Olympics Sailing in the Summer Olympics Shooting in the Summer Olympics Softball in the Summer Olympics Table-Tennis in the Summer Olympics Taekwondo in the Summer Olympics Tennis in the Summer Olympics Triathlon in the Summer Olympics Volleyball in the Summer Olympics Weightlifting in the Summer Olympics Wrestling in the Summer Olympics

Summer Sports Winter Sports

Atlanta 1996


Carl Lewis is one of only four Olympic athletes to win nine gold medals and one of only three to win the same individual event four times (the long jump) in Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and here in Atlanta.

Marie-José Pérec won the 400m gold in Barcelona 1992 and again in Atlanta, to become the first runner of either sex to win the 400m twice. Pérec made history again, when she defeated Merlene Ottey of Jamaica, in the 200m final; to become the second runner to win both the 200m and the 400m.

Michael Johnson is the only man to dominate in the 200 and 400 metres events; winning both events in Atlanta and the 400m again, in Sydney 2000. The American also won gold in the 4x400m relay at both Olympics.


As Cuba's appointed hitter, Orestes Kindelán set Olympic records by hitting nine home runs in nine games and batting in 18 runs.


Women's time trials and were added as an Olympic event and Mountain Bike was added as an Olympic sport.

Jeannie Longo, of France, had already dominated women's cycling for 10 years (winning ten world championships), before she finally struck gold in the Atlanta road race.


Atlanta 1996 was the first Olympic Games where women footballers took part in the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games; where a record 76,481 people cheered the American women home to gold, in the final against China.


16-year-old Sun-Hui Kye caused a major upset when she stepped out of North Korea for the first time and defeated Japan's Ryoko Tamura (who entered the final with an 84-match winning streak) in the extra-lightweight division of women's judo.

Modern Pentathlon

The team even was dropped and the individual event (previously held over four to five days) would be held on one day only.

Sailing - in Savannah

The Laser was introduced to the Olympic Games as an open single-handed dinghy event. The strict class rules are meant to guarantee that it is the sailor, not the equipment, that makes the difference.

In windsurfing, the Mistral was selected as the men's and women's Olympic sailboard.


Originally invented as 'indoor baseball', by a Chicago reporter, the game soon spread outdoors and finally became an Olympic sport in Atlanta; as a sort of 'baseball for women'.

Table Tennis

By winning the women's singles and doubles events again, Yaping Deng of China made it four gold medals in two consecutive Olympic Games.


Beach volleyball made its first appearance at the Olympic Games.

Charles 'Károly' Kiraly of the United States followed up his two volleyball gold medals (Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988) with a gold medal in the first Olympic beach volleyball competition.


Bulgarian-born Naim Suleymanoglu, who defected to Turkey in 1986, won his third  consecutive gold medal; in the featherweight division.


Russia's Aleksandr Karelin won his third consecutive gold medal in the Greco-Roman wrestling, super heavyweight division.

Olympic Sports

Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Softball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.

Atlanta Links



Winter Olympics

Africa Asia Caribbean Europe Middle East North America Oceania South America
>> Home: Summer Olympics: Atlanta 1996

Get to your destination faster with the singing and dancing, Travel Notes Toolbar!
Get to Your Destination Faster With The Travel Notes Toolbar - Downloads Available for Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Add Your travel Notes.