The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, were a summer multi-sport event held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States from 19 July to 4 August 1996. A total of 10,318 athletes from 197 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), competed in 271 events in 26 sports.
|1996 Summer Olympics medals|
|Location||Atlanta, United States|
|Most gold medals||United States (44)|
|Most total medals||United States (101)|
Athletes from 79 NOCs won at least one medal. The United States won the most gold medals (44), as well as the most medals overall (101) for the first time since 1984, and for the first time since 1968 in a non-boycotted Summer Olympics. Donovan Bailey of Canada set a world record in the men's 100m race (9.84 seconds). Michael Johnson of the United States set a world record in the 200m race (19.32 seconds) and Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey set the record of an unprecedented three consecutive Olympic titles in weightlifting.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan were represented for the first time at a Summer Games. Czech Republic and Slovakia had competed previously as Czechoslovakia, and the other nations were formerly part of the Soviet Union. Of these, only Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan did not receive any medals.
This Olympics also marked Hong Kong's final appearance as a British colony, before its handover to China, during which it also won its first ever medal, a gold in sailing; this was the only medal Hong Kong ever won while under British rule.
Medal table Edit
The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals won by a NOC. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC country code. Medals won in team competitions are counted only once, no matter how many athletes won medals as part of the team.
See also Edit
- "Atlanta 1996". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
- "Medal count for the 1996 Summer Olympics". databaseSports.com. Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
- "1996 Atlanta Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 May 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
- "1996". The Hutchinson Chronology of World History. 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
- "Niam SULEYMANOGLU | Olympic Athlete | Atlanta 1996, Barcelona 1992, seoul 1988, Sydney 2000". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
- Shipley, Amy (25 August 2008). "China's Show of Power". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 July 2010.