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This item is the100% AUTHENTIC ZIPPO Lighter.1996 Summer OlympicsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Atlanta Olympics)Games of the XXVI OlympiadHost cityAtlanta, Georgia, USAMottoThe Celebration of the CenturyNations participating197Athletes participating10,320 (6,797 men, 3,523 women)Events271 in 26 sportsOpening ceremonyJuly 19Closing ceremonyAugust 4Officially opened byPresident Bill ClintonAthlete's OathTeresa EdwardsJudge's OathHobie BillingsleyOlympic TorchMuhammad AliStadiumCentennial Olympic StadiumThe 1996 Summer Olympics of Atlanta, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.Contents [hide]1 Selection2 Effect on the city2.1 Incidents3 Songs and themes4 Mascot5 Highlights6 Venues6.1 Inside the Olympic Ring6.2 Elsewhere in metropolitan Atlanta6.3 Other venues7 Sports8 Participating nations9 Broadcast rights10 Medal table11 See also12 Notes13 References14 External links[edit]SelectionMain article: Bids for the 1996 Summer OlympicsAtlanta was selected on September 18, 1990 in Tokyo, Japan, over Athens, Belgrade, Manchester,Melbourne and Toronto. Atlanta's bid to host the Summer Games that began in 1987 was considered a long-shot, since the U.S. had hosted the Summer Olympics just 12 years earlier in Los Angeles. Atlanta's main rivals were Toronto, whose front running bid that began in 1986 seemed almost sure to succeed after Canada had held a successful 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and Melbourne, Australia, who hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and felt that the Olympic Games should return to Australia. The Athens bid was based on sentiment, the fact that these Olympic Games would be the 100th Anniversary of the first Summer Games in Greece in 1896.The chart's information below comes from the International Olympic Committee Vote History web page, regarding the cities that bid for the 1996 Olympic Games. The vote occurred at the 96th IOC Session in Tokyo, Japan.1996 Summer Olympics Bidding ResultsCityNOC NameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Atlanta United States1920263451Athens Greece2323263035Toronto Canada14171822-Melbourne Australia122116--Manchester United Kingdom115---Belgrade Yugoslavia7----[edit]Effect on the cityThe city of Atlanta had to pay for staging the games. Many[who?] in the metro area consider the Games to be instrumental in transforming Atlanta into a modern city. One instance is the mid-rise dormitories built for the Olympic Village, as one of these complexes became the first residential housing for Georgia State University, and has recently been transferred for use by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Another example is Centennial Olympic Stadium, which by design was later converted into the baseball-specific Turner Field for the Atlanta Braves after the Games concluded, as there was no long-term need for a track and field venue in the city. Centennial Olympic Park was also built for the events and is still in use.The Atlanta Olympics followed the model established by the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The cost to stage the Games wasUS$1.8 billion. Governmental[clarification needed] funds were used for security, and around $500 Million of taxpayer money was used on the physical infrastructure including streetscaping, road improvements, the Centennial park, expansion of airport, improvements in public transportation, and redevelopment of public housing projects[1] but neither paid for the actual Games and the new Venues themselves.[2] To pay for the games, Atlanta relied on commercial sponsorship and ticket sales, resulting in a profit of $10 million.[3][edit]IncidentsAtlanta's heavy reliance on corporate sponsorship caused many to consider the Games to be overly commercialized. Coca-Cola, whose corporate headquarters is in Atlanta, received criticism for being the exclusive drink offered in Olympic venues.[citation needed] In addition, the city of Atlanta was found to have been competing with the IOC for advertising and sponsorship dollars. The city licensed street vendors who sold certain products over others, and therefore provided a presence for companies who were not official Olympic sponsors.[4][5] In defense, the organizing committee stated the heavy corporate sponsorship was part of America's culture of capitalism.[4]A report prepared by European Olympic officials after the Games was critical of Atlanta's performance in several key issues, including the level of crowding in the Olympic Village, the quality of available food, the accessibility and convenience of transportation, and the Games' general atmosphere of commercialism.[6] The opening ceremony, featuring 500 cheerleaders and 30 pickup trucks, was also seen as "garish" by some observers and considered questionable in taste by many foreign visitors, and many American spectators claim it had nothing to do with American culture.[7]The Atlanta Olympics were marred by the Centennial Olympic Park bombing on July 27. This bombing killed spectator Alice Hawthorne and wounded 111 others, and caused the death of Melih Uzunyol by heart attack. Eric Robert Rudolph was charged with and confessed to this bombing and several others. He is now in a federal prison in Colorado serving a sentence of life imprisonment.At the closing ceremony, IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch said in his closing speech, "Well done, Atlanta" and simply called the Games "most exceptional." This broke precedent for Samaranch, who had traditionally labeled each Games "the best Olympics ever" at each closing ceremony, a practice he resumed at the subsequent Games in Sydney in 2000.[8][edit]Songs and themesThe Olympiad's official theme, "Summon the Heroes," was written by John Williams, making it the third Olympiad for which he has composed. The song "The Power of the Dream", composed by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and David Foster, with words by Linda Thompson was performed in the opening ceremony by Céline Dion accompanied by Foster and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Centennial Choir. Gladys Knight sang "Georgia on My Mind", Georgia's official state song, at the opening ceremony. The closing ceremony featured Gloria Estefan singing "Reach", the official theme song of the 1996 Olympics. At the closing of the ceremony Trisha Yearwood performed the Olympics song.[edit]MascotMain article: Izzy (Mascot)The mascot for the Olympiad was an abstract, animated character named Izzy. In contrast to the standing tradition of mascots of national or regional significance in the city hosting the Olympiad, Izzy was an amorphous, fantasy figure.[edit]Highlights Softball, beach volleyball and mountain biking debuted on the Olympic program, together with women's soccer/football and lightweight rowing.Women's 100 m hurdles at the Olympic stadiumA record 197 nations, all current IOC member nations, took part, with a record 79 of them winning at least one medal. Palestine was allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time. Also for the first time, Olympic medals were won by the athletes from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burundi,Ecuador, Georgia, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mozambique, Slovakia, Tonga, Ukraine, andUzbekistan. Lee Lai Shan won a gold medal in sailing, the only Olympic medal that Hong Kong ever won as a British colony (1952–1997). This meant that for the only time, the colonial flag of Hong Kong was raised to the accompaniment of the British national anthem God Save the Queen, as Hong Kong's sovereignty was later transferred to China in 1997.Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies of the games and received a replacement gold medal for his boxing victory in the 1960 Summer Olympics.Kurt Angle of the United States won the gold medal in 100 kg (220 lb) freestyle wrestling. He competed with a broken neck. After the 96' Olympic Games he pursued a career in "Sports Entertainment" style wrestling competing for both World Wrestling Entertainment and TNASlovene gymnast Leon Štukelj arose at the opening ceremony as one of the oldest living sportsmen in the world (age 97)Naim Süleymano?lu became the first weightlifter to win three gold medals.Donovan Bailey of Canada won the men's 100 m, setting a new world record of 9.84 seconds at that time. He also anchored his team's gold in the 4x100 m relay.Michael Johnson won gold in both the 200 m and 400 m, setting a new world record of 19.32 seconds in the 200 m. Johnson afterward began disputing Bailey's unofficial title as the "world's fastest man", which later culminated in a 150-metre race between the two to settle the issue.Marie-José Pérec equaled Johnson's performance, although without a world record, by winning the rare 200 m/400 m double.Carl Lewis won his 4th long jump gold medal at the age of 35.Cycling professionals were admitted to the Olympics, with five-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain winning the inaugural individual time trial event.Michelle Smith of Ireland won three gold medals and a bronze in swimming. She remains her nation's most decorated Olympian. However, her victories were overshadowed by doping allegations even though she did not test positive in 1996. She received a four-year suspension in 1998 for tampering with a urine sample, though her medals and records were allowed to stand.Kerri Strug of the United States women's gymnastics team vaulted with an injured ankle and landed on one foot. The US women's gymnastics team won its first gold medal.Shannon Miller of the United States won the gold medal on the balance beam event. The first time an American Gymnast had won an individual gold medal outside of a contested Olympic games.Amy Van Dyken won four gold medals in the Olympic swimming pool, the first American woman to win four titles in a single Olympiad.Deon Hemmings became the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for Jamaica and the English-speaking West Indies.Five athletes were disqualified for using banned drugs. A few of these athletes were reinstated since the drug they took had been declared illegal only a week before the Olympics.Andre Agassi won the gold medal in tennis. This helped him become the first male player to ever win the career Golden Slam.Deng Yaping of China won two gold medals in Women singles and doubles of table tennis. She also won these two titles in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.The US women's soccer team won the gold medal in the first ever women's soccer event.Xeno Müller won gold for the Men's single scull event (rowing) in his first Olympic appearance. His time of 6:44.85 is still the current Olympic record.Alexander Karelin won his third Olympic gold medal as a Greco-Roman wrestler.Spain won gold at the inaugural rhythmic gymnastics team competition defeating the favorite and reigning world champion Bulgaria who had won the World Championship less than a month before.Penny Heyns,swimmer of South Africa, won the Gold Medals in both the 100 metres and 200 metres breaststroke events.[edit]VenuesMain article: Venues of the 1996 Summer OlympicsEvents of the Atlanta Games were held in a variety of areas. A number were held within the Olympic Ring, a three-mile circle from the center of Atlanta. Others were held at Stone Mountain, about 20 miles outside of the city. To broaden ticket sales, other events, such as soccer, occurred in various cities in the southeast (see below).[9][10][edit]Inside the Olympic RingThe Morris Brown College Stadium.Centennial Olympic Stadium (Now known as Turner Field) – Opening/Closing Ceremonies, AthleticsGeorgia Dome – Basketball (final), Gymnastics (artistic), Handball (men's final)Georgia Tech Aquatic Center – Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Water PoloAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium – BaseballGeorgia World Congress Center – Fencing, Handball, Judo, Modern pentathlon (fencing, shooting), Table Tennis, Weightlifting, WrestlingOmni Coliseum – Volleyball (indoor final)Panther Stadium – Field hockeyHerndon Stadium – Field hockey (final)Georgia State University Sports Arena – BadmintonForbes Arena (Morehouse College) – BasketballAlexander Memorial Coliseum – BoxingCycling road course - Cycling (road)Marathon course - Athletics (marathon)Walking course - Athletics (walks)[edit]Elsewhere in metropolitan AtlantaStone Mountain Tennis Center (at Stone Mountain, Georgia) – TennisStone Mountain Park Archery Center – ArcheryStone Mountain Park Velodrome – Cycling (track)Atlanta Beach (Jonesboro, Georgia) – Volleyball (Beach, now known as The BEACH.)Wolf Creek Shooting Complex – ShootingGeorgia International Horse Park (Conyers, Georgia) – Cycling (mountain), Equestrian, Modern pentathlon (riding, running)Lake Lanier (Near Gainesville, Georgia) – Canoeing (sprint), Rowing[edit]Other venuesSanford Stadium (Athens, Georgia) – Football (final)Stegeman Coliseum (Athens, Georgia) – Gymnastics (rhythmic), Volleyball (indoor)Wassaw Sound (at Savannah, Georgia) – SailingOcoee Whitewater Center (Polk County, Tennessee) – Canoeing (slalom)Golden Park (Columbus, Georgia) – SoftballLegion Field (Birmingham, Alabama) – FootballRFK Stadium (Washington, D.C.) – FootballCitrus Bowl (Orlando, Florida) – FootballMiami Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida) – FootballAfter the Olympics, Centennial Olympic Stadium was converted into Turner Field, which became home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team for the 1997 season. Once the Braves moved, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was demolished, and the site became a parking lot for Turner Field; the Omni was demolished that same year to make way for Philips Arena on its site. The only other Olympic venue to be closed since has been the Miami Orange Bowl, demolished in 2008 for the Florida Marlins' new baseball stadium to be built on its site.[edit]Sports Archery (details) Athletics (details) Baseball (details) Basketball (details) Badminton (details) Boxing (details) Canoeing (details) Cycling (details) Diving (details) Equestrian (details) Fencing (details) Field hockey (details) Football (details) Gymnastics (details) Handball (details) Judo (details) Modern pentathlon (details) Rowing (details) Sailing (details) Shooting (details) Softball (details) Synchronized swimming (details) Swimming (details) Table tennis (details) Tennis (details) Volleyball (details) Water polo (details) Weightlifting (details) Wrestling (details)[edit]Participating nationsParticipants at Summer olympics 1996 Blue = Participating for the first time. Green= Have previously participated. Yellow square is host city (Atlanta)Number of athletesA total of 197 nations were represented at the 1996 Games, and the combined total of athletes was about 10,318.[11] Twenty-four countries made their Olympic debut this year, including eleven of the ex-Soviet countries that competed as part of the Unified Team in 1992. Russia competed independently for the first time since 1912, when it was the Russian Empire. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia competed as Yugoslavia.The 14 countries making their Olympic debut were: Azerbaijan, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros,Dominica, Guinea-Bissau, Macedonia, Nauru, Palestine, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.The 10 countries making their Summer Olympic debut (after competing at the 1994 Winter Olympicsin Lillehammer) were: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova,Slovakia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The Czech Republic and Slovakia attended the games as independent nations for the first time since the break up of Czechoslovakia, while the rest of the nations that made their Summer Olympic debut were formerly part of the Soviet Union. Afghanistan (1) Albania (7) Algeria (45) American Samoa (7) Andorra (8) Angola (28) Antigua and Barbuda (13) Argentina (178) Armenia (32) Aruba (3) Australia (424) Austria (72) Azerbaijan (23) Bahamas (26) Bahrain (5) Bangladesh (4) Barbados (13) Belarus (157) Belgium (61) Belize (5) Benin (5) Bermuda (9) Bhutan (2) Bolivia (8) Bosnia and Herzegovina (9) Botswana (7) Brazil (225) British Virgin Islands (7) Brunei (1) Bulgaria (110) Burkina Faso (5) Burundi (7) Cambodia (5) Cameroon (15) Canada (303) Cape Verde (4) Cayman Islands (9) Central African Republic (5) Chad (4) Chile (21) China (294) Colombia (48) Comoros (4) Congo (5) Cook Islands (3) Costa Rica (49) Côte d'Ivoire (11) Croatia (84) Cuba (164) Cyprus (17) Czech Republic (115)Denmark (119) Djibouti (5) Dominica (6) Dominican Republic (16) Ecuador (19) Egypt (29) El Salvador (7) Equatorial Guinea (5) Estonia (43) Ethiopia (18) Fiji (17) Finland (76) France (299) Gabon (7) Gambia (9) Georgia (34)Germany (465) Ghana (35) Great Britain (300) Greece (121) Grenada (5) Guam (8)Guatemala (26) Guinea (5) Guinea-Bissau (3) Guyana (7) Haiti (7) Honduras (7) Hong Kong (23)Hungary (214) Iceland (9) India (49)Indonesia (40) Iran (18) Iraq (3) Ireland (78) Israel (25) Italy (346) Jamaica (45) Japan (306) Jordan (5)Kazakhstan (96) Kenya (52) North Korea (24) South Korea (300) Kuwait (25)Kyrgyzstan (33)Medal tableMain article: 1996 Summer Olympics medal tableThese are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games. (Host country is highlighted)RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal1 United States4432251012 Russia262116633 Germany201827654 China162212505 France15715376 Italy131012357 Australia9923418 Cuba988259 Ukraine92122310 South Korea715527 Shipping USA Shipping :Japan Post Express mail Service(EMS) $14 ANY ANOTHER COUNTRY:Japan post Express mail Servis(EMS) $17 I can combine shipping 2 of Lighters. Thank you for looking! Laos (5) Latvia (48) Lebanon (1) Lesotho (9) Liberia (5) Libya (5)Liechtenstein (2)Lithuania (61)Luxembourg (6)Macedonia (11)Madagascar (11) Malawi (2) Malaysia (35) Maldives (6) Mali (3) Malta (7)Mauritania (4)Mauritius (26) Mexico (97) Moldova (40) Monaco (3) Mongolia (16)Morocco (34)Mozambique (3) Myanmar (3) Namibia (8) Nauru (3) Nepal (6)Netherlands (235) Netherlands Antilles (6) New Zealand (97)Nicaragua (26) Niger (3) Nigeria (65) Norway (98) Oman (4) Pakistan (24) Palestine (2) Panama (7) Papua New Guinea (11) Paraguay (7) Peru (29)Philippines (12) Poland (165)Portugal (106) Puerto Rico (69) Qatar (12)Romania (165) Russia (390) Rwanda (4) Saint Kitts and Nevis (10) Saint Lucia (6) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (8) Samoa (5) San Marino (1) São Tomé and Príncipe (2) Saudi Arabia (29) Senegal (11) Seychelles (9) Sierra Leone (14) Singapore (14) Slovakia (71) Slovenia (37) Solomon Islands (1) Somalia (4) South Africa (84) Spain (294) Sri Lanka (9) Sudan (4) Suriname (7) Swaziland (6) Sweden (177) Switzerland (114) Syria (7) Chinese Taipei (74) Tajikistan (8) Tanzania (7) Thailand (37) Togo (5) Tonga (5) Trinidad and Tobago (12) Tunisia (51) Turkey (53) Turkmenistan (7) Uganda (10) Ukraine (231) United Arab Emirates (4) United States (646) Uruguay (14) Uzbekistan (71) Vanuatu (4) Venezuela (39) Vietnam (6) Virgin Islands (12) Yemen (4) Yugoslavia (68) Zaire (14) Zambia (8) Zimbabwe (13)]

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