Greatest Moments in Atlanta History

1996 Olympics
Text: Abe Schwadron,
Photo: Al Tielemans/SI

1996 Olympics

Atlanta played host to the 1996 Summer Olympics, unofficially known as the "Centennial Olympics." Athletes from 197 nations competed in 271 events in over 26 different sports from July 19 to August 4. The Games were highlighted by the heroics of American gymnast Kerri Strug and the USA women's soccer team, but also marred by the Centennial Olympic Park bombing on July 27.

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