Saturday, July 30, 2016

1996 summer olympics

Atlanta, Georgia was host of these games. they were held from July 19 - August 4. 197 nations attended these games. these were the first games to be staged in a different year than the winter games. Donovan Bailey of Canada won the 100m with a then world record of 9.84s. he then followed that up by anchoring the 4X100m race and winning gold in that. Michael Johnson of the U.S. won the 200m and 400m gold - both in world record time. Marie-José Pérec won the women's 200m and 400m gold - minus the world records. Andre Aggasi won gold and became the first male and second singles player to win the 'golden slam' (Olympic gold, Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open). the first was Steffi Graf. several firsts include the first and only gold for Hong Kong as a British colony. Lee Lai Shan won in sailing. the U.S. women's soccer team won the inaugural women's soccer tournament here. Deon Hemmings became the first woman to won gold for Jamaica and for West Indies. Olympic golds were won for the first time by: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burundi, Ecuador, Georgia (the nation), Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mozambique, Slovakia, Tonga, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. also no nation swept the podium at these games for the first time. Canada won 22 medals (3g, 11s, 8b) at these games. tomorrow - the 2000 games. below is the logo for 1996.

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