1996 Summer Olympics facts for kids
|Games of the XXVI Olympiad|
|Host city||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
(6,797 men, 3,523 women)
|Events||271 in 26 sports|
|Opening ceremony||July 19|
|Closing ceremony||August 9|
|Officially opened by||President Bill Clinton|
|Athlete's Oath||Teresa Edwards|
|Judge's Oath||Hobie Billingsley|
|Olympic Torch||Muhammad Ali|
|Stadium||Centennial Olympic Stadium|
Centennial Olympic Park bombing
Eric Rudolph, a Christian fundamentalist, bombed the Centennial Olympic Park on July 27. Alice Hawthorne was killed in the explosion when a nail from the bomb penetrated her skull. Melih Uzunyol, a Turkish cameraman, had a fatal heart attack while running to the scene. The bomb wounded 111 others.
These were the top 10 teams at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Host nation (United States)
|1||United States (USA)*||44||32||25||101|
|10||South Korea (KOR)||7||15||5||27|
1996 Summer Olympics Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.