United States at the 1996 Summer Olympics

United States at the
1996 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Atlanta
Competitors646 (375 men and 271 women) in 31 sports
Flag bearers Bruce Baumgartner (opening)
Michael R. Matz (closing)
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
44
Silver
32
Bronze
25
Total
101
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States of America (USA) was the host nation for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. 646 competitors, 375 men and 271 women, took part in 263 events in 31 sports.[1]

The team finished first in the overall medal rankings for the first time since 1984, and for the first time since 1968 in a non-boycotted Summer Olympics.

MedalistsEdit

The following U.S. competitors won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

* - Indicates that the athlete competed in preliminaries but not the final.

ArcheryEdit

The United States claimed both of the gold medals in the men's archery competitions, with Justin Huish claiming the individual medal and the three-man team claiming the team medal. The American women were not as successful.

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Justin Huish Individual 670 9  Martynov (KAZ)
W 165–157
 Hardinges (GBR)
W 166–155
 Hsieh (TPE)
W 169–162
 Frangilli (ITA)
W 112(+10)–112(+9)
 Vermeiren (BEL)
W 112–103
 Petersson (SWE)
W 112–107
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Richard Johnson 664 15  Krumpestar (SLO)
W 158–140
 Gray (AUS)
W 164–157
 Jang (KOR)
L 160–162
Did not advance 11
Rod White 666 24  Badënov (RUS)
W 161–152
 Vermeiren (BEL)
L 158–159
Did not advance 24
Justin Huish
Richard Johnson
Rod White
Team 2000 3 N/A  India (IND)
W 251–235
 Ukraine (UKR)
W 251–240
 Italy (ITA)
W 251–247
 South Korea (KOR)
W 251–249
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Judi Adams Individual 606 53  Nowicka (POL)
L 152–165
Did not advance 39
Janet Dykman 646 17  Backman (SWE)
W 156–144
 Yang (CHN)
W 154–148
 Wang (CHN)
L 149–156
Did not advance 16
Lindsay Langston 643 21  Yang (TPE)
W 151–150
 Nowicka (POL)
L 152(+8)–152(+9)
Did not advance 22
Judi Adams
Janet Dykman
Lindsay Langston
Team 1859 10 N/A  Kazakhstan (KAZ)
L 226–235
Did not advance 13

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jon Drummond 100 m 10.08 2 Q 10.17 3 Q 10.16 6 Did not advance
Michael Marsh 10.14 1 Q 10.04 1 Q 10.08 3 Q 10.00 5
Dennis Mitchell 10.24 1 Q 10.09 1 Q 10.00 2 Q 9.99 4
Michael Johnson 200 m 20.55 1 Q 20.37 1 Q 20.27 1 Q 19.32 WR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Michael Marsh 20.27 1 Q 20.39 1 Q 20.26 3 Q 20.48 8
Jeff Williams 20.37 1 Q 20.47 2 Q 20.39 3 Q 20.17 5
Alvin Harrison 400 m 44.69 1 Q 44.79 1 Q 45.04 4 Q 44.62 4
Michael Johnson 45.80 2 Q 44.62 1 Q 44.59 1 Q 43.49 OR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Butch Reynolds 45.42 1 Q 45.21 3 Q DNF Did not advance
Johnny Gray 800 m 1:45.87 1 Q N/A 1:44.00 2 Q 1:44.21 7
José Parrilla 1:49.99 6 Did not advance
Brandon Rock 1:48.47 4 Did not advance
Brian Hyde 1500 m 3:48.20 9 N/A Did not advance
Paul McMullen 3:39.94 2 Q 3:37.81 9 Did not advance
Jason Pyrah 3:39.91 9 Did not advance
Matt Giusto 5000 m 14:30.76 9 N/A Did not advance
Bob Kennedy 13:54.57 4 Q 13:27.90 4 Q 13:12.25 6
Jim Spivey 13:54.01 9 q 14:27.72 13 Did not advance
Brad Barquist 10,000 m 29:11.20 16 N/A Did not advance
Dan Middleman 29:50.72 17 Did not advance
Todd Williams DNF Did not advance
Mark Crear 110 m hurdles 13.44 1 Q 13.14 1 Q 13.22 3 Q 13.09 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Allen Johnson 13.66 1 Q 13.27 1 Q 13.10 1 Q 12.95 OR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Eugene Swift 13.36 1 Q 13.37 1 Q 13.21 2 Q 13.23 6
Derrick Adkins 400 m hurdles 48.46 1 Q N/A 47.76 1 Q 47.54 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Bryan Bronson 49.06 1 Q 50.32 8 Did not advance
Calvin Davis 48.94 1 Q 47.91 1 Q 47.96 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Mark Croghan 3000 m steeplechase 8:27.91 3 Q N/A 8:21.01 6 q 8:17.84 5
Marc Davis 8:31.25 5 Q 8:26.76 1 Q 9:51.96 12
Robert Gary 8:49.68 11 Did not advance
Jon Drummond
Tim Harden
Michael Marsh
Dennis Mitchell
Tim Montgomery*
4 × 100 m relay 38.58 1 Q N/A 37.96 1 Q 38.05 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Alvin Harrison
Anthuan Maybank
Derek Mills
Jason Rouser*
LaMont Smith
4 × 400 m relay 3:00.59 1 Q N/A 2:57.86 1 Q 2:55.99 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Keith Brantly Marathon N/A 2:18:17 28
Mark Coogan 2:20:27 41
Bob Kempainen 2:18:38 31
Curt Clausen 20 km walk N/A 1:31:30 50
Andrzej Chylinski 50 km walk N/A 4:03:13 26
Allen James 4:01:18 24
Herman Nelson DSQ

Notes:
* - Indicates the athlete ran in a preliminary round but not the final.

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Joe Greene Long jump 8.28 2 Q 8.24 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Carl Lewis 8.29 1 Q 8.50 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Mike Powell 8.20 4 Q 8.17 5
Mike Conley Triple jump 17.20 2 Q 17.40 4
Kenny Harrison 17.58 1 Q 18.09 OR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Robert Howard 16.92 7 q 16.90 8
Charles Austin High jump 2.28 =1 Q 2.39 OR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Ed Broxterman 2.15 31 Did not advance
Cameron Wright 2.20 26 Did not advance
Jeff Hartwig Pole vault 5.70 5 Q 5.60 11
Scott Huffman 5.60 =12 q 5.60 13
Lawrence Johnson 5.70 11 Q 5.70 8
Randy Barnes Shot put 20.42 4 Q 21.62 1st place, gold medalist(s)
John Godina 20.54 2 Q 20.79 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
C. J. Hunter 19.95 6 Q 20.39 7
John Godina Discus throw 61.82 14 Did not advance
Adam Setliff 62.36 10 q 56.30 12
Anthony Washington 63.66 3 Q 65.42 4
Tom Pukstys Javelin throw 84.70 4 Q 83.58 8
Todd Riech 78.02 17 Did not advance
Dave Stephens 79.78 14 Did not advance
Lance Deal Hammer throw 78.59 1 Q 81.12 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Kevin McMahon 73.46 24 Did not advance
Ken Popejoy 72.46 29 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Points Rank
Steve Fritz Result 10.90 7.77 15.31 2.04 50.13 13.97 49.84 5.10 65.70 4:38.26 8644 4
Points 883 1002 809 840 809 978 867 941 824 691
Chris Huffins Result 10.47 7.49 15.57 2.04 48.83 14.10 48.72 4.70 60.62 5:14.36 8300 10
Points 982 932 825 840 869 962 844 819 747 480
Dan O'Brien Result 10.50 7.57 15.66 2.07 46.82 13.87 48.78 5.00 66.90 4:45.89 8824 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Points 975 952 830 868 967 991 845 910 842 644
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gail Devers 100 m 10.92 1 Q 10.94 1 Q 11.00 1 Q 10.94 1st place, gold medalist(s)
D'Andre Hill 11.11 2 Q 11.21 3 Q 11.20 6 Did not advance
Gwen Torrence 11.11 1 Q 11.11 1 Q 10.997 2 Q 10.96 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Carlette Guidry 200 m 22.37 1 Q 22.51 1 Q 22.56 4 Q 22.61 8
Inger Miller 22.74 2 Q 22.57 3 Q 22.33 4 Q 22.41 4
Dannette Young 22.65 1 Q 22.53 1 Q 22.49 5 Did not advance
Kim Graham 400 m 51.70 1 Q 50.96 3 Q 51.13 5 Did not advance
Maicel Malone 51.28 1 Q 51.16 1 Q 51.16 6 Did not advance
Jearl Miles 51.96 1 Q 50.84 2 Q 50.21 4 Q 49.55 5
Joetta Clark 800 m 2:00.38 3 N/A Did not advance
Suzy Favor-Hamilton 2:00.47 4 Did not advance
Meredith Rainey 1:59.96 4 q 1:59.36 7 Did not advance
Juli Henner 1500 m 4:27.14 10 N/A Did not advance
Vicki Huber 4:18.82 9 Did not advance
Regina Jacobs 4:04.41 3 Q 4:06.13 2 Q 4:07.21 10
Lynn Jennings 5000 m 15:19.66 3 Q N/A 15:17.50 9
Amy Rudolph 15:21.90 3 Q 15:19.77 10
Mary Decker DSQ DSQ
Olga Appell 10,000 m 34:12.54 17 N/A Did not advance
Kate Fonshell 32:48.05 9 Did not advance
Joan Nesbit 32:33.48 13 Did not advance
Gail Devers 100 m hurdles 12.73 1 Q 12.83 1 Q 12.62 3 Q 12.66 4
Cheryl Dickey 12.92 2 Q 12.92 5 Did not advance
Lynda Goode 12.97 3 Q 12.78 4 Q 12.77 3 Q 13.11 7
Kim Batten 400 m hurdles 54.92 1 Q N/A 53.65 1 Q 53.08 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Tonja Buford-Bailey 55.23 1 Q 53.38 2 Q 53.22 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Sandra Farmer-Patrick DSQ DSQ
Gail Devers
Chryste Gaines
Carlette Guidry*
Inger Miller
Gwen Torrence
4 × 100 m relay 42.49 1 Q N/A 41.95 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Kim Graham
Maicel Malone
Jearl Miles
Rochelle Stevens
Linetta Wilson*
4 × 400 m relay 3:22.71 1 Q N/A 3:20.91 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Anne Marie Lauck Marathon N/A 2:31:30 10
Linda Somers 2:36:58 31
Jenny Spangler DNF
Victoria Herazo 10 km walk N/A DSQ
Debbi Lawrence 45:32 20
Michelle Rohl 44:29 14
Field events
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Long jump 6.70 =6 Q 7.00 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Marieke Veltman 6.49 16 Did not advance
Shana Williams NM Did not advance
Sheila Hudson Triple jump 14.26 9 Q 14.02 10
Diana Orrange NM Did not advance
Cynthea Rhodes 13.95 16 Did not advance
Amy Acuff High jump 1.85 =24 Did not advance
Connie Teaberry 1.90 18 Did not advance
Tisha Waller 1.93 =1 q 1.93 =9
Valeyta Althouse Shot put 18.16 16 Did not advance
Ramona Pagel 18.55 12 q 18.48 9
Connie Price-Smith 19.08 5 Q 19.22 5
Lacy Barnes-Mileham Discus throw 57.48 30 Did not advance
Aretha Hill 56.04 34 Did not advance
Suzy Powell 56.24 33 Did not advance
Nicole Carroll Javelin throw 54.74 26 Did not advance
Erica Wheeler 53.34 30 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Points Rank
Kelly Blair Result 13.62 1.80 12.29 24.49 6.32 50.32 2:16.87 6307 8
Points 1033 978 680 934 949 866 867
Sharon Hanson Result 13.34 1.77 13.45 24.42 5.96 46.98 2:11.67 6292 9
Points 1074 941 757 941 837 802 940
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Result 13.24 WD DNF
Points 1089

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kevin Han Men's singles  Knowles (GBR)
L 15–2, 10–15, 7–15
Did not advance
Erika von Heiland Women's singles  Jeng (TPE)
L 2–11, 6–11
Did not advance
Linda French
Erika von Heiland
Women's doubles N/A  Stuer-Lauridsen
Thomsen (DEN)
L 4–15, 1–15
Did not advance

BaseballEdit

Baseball was open only to male amateurs in 1992 and 1996. As a result, the Americans and other nations where professional baseball is developed relied on collegiate players, while Cubans used their most experienced veterans, who technically were considered amateurs as they nominally held other jobs, but in fact trained full-time. In 2000, pros were admitted, but the MLB refused to release its players in 2000, 2004, and 2008, and the situation changed only a little: the Cubans still used their best players, while the Americans started using minor leaguers. The IOC cited the absence of the best players as the main reason for baseball being dropped from the Olympic program.[2][3]

Summary
Team Event Round robin Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
United States men Men's tournament  Nicaragua
W 4–1
 South Korea
W 7–2
 Italy
W 15–3 (F/7)
 Japan
W 15–5 (F/7)
 Australia
W 15–5 (F/7)
 Cuba
L 8–10
 Netherlands
W 17–1 (F/7)
2 Q  Japan
L 2–11
Bronze medal game
 Nicaragua
W 10–3
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Roster
Round robin
Team W L Tiebreaker
 Cuba 7 0 -
 United States 6 1 -
 Japan 4 3 1-0
 Nicaragua 4 3 0-1
 Netherlands 2 5 2-0
 Italy 2 5 1-1
 Australia 2 5 0-2
 South Korea 1 6 -
Semifinal
August 1, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Japan 0 3 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 11 15 0
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 1
Bronze medal game
August 2, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 United States 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 10 12 1
 Nicaragua 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2

BasketballEdit

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
United States men Men's tournament  Argentina
W 96–68
 Angola
W 87–54
 Lithuania
W 104–82
 China
W 133–70
 Croatia
W 102–71
1 Q  Brazil
W 98–75
 Australia
W 101–73
 Yugoslavia
W 95–69
1st place, gold medalist(s)
United States women Women's tournament  Cuba
W 101–84
 Ukraine
W 98–65
 Zaire
W 107–47
 Australia
W 96–79
 South Korea
W 105–64
1 Q  Japan
W 108–93
 Australia
W 93–71
 Brazil
W 111–87
1st place, gold medalist(s)

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 5 5 0 522 345 +177 10 Quarterfinals
2  Lithuania 5 3 2 427 354 +73 8[a]
3  Croatia 5 3 2 422 386 +36 8[a]
4  China 5 2 3 360 502 −142 7[b]
5  Argentina 5 2 3 351 396 −45 7[b] 9th place playoff
6  Angola 5 0 5 280 379 −99 5 11th place playoff
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Lithuania 1–0 Croatia
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: China 1–0 Argentina


20 July 1996 (1996-07-20)
United States  96–68  Argentina
Scoring by half: 46–44, 50–24
Pts: Robinson 18
Rebs: Robinson 7
Asts: Hill, Hardaway 5
Pts: Espil 27
Rebs: Nicola 4
Asts: Milanesio 7
Atlanta
Referees: Gennaro Colucci (ITA), Stylianos Koukoulekidis (GRE)

22 July 1996 (1996-07-22)
Angola  54–87  United States
Scoring by half: 31–44, 23–43
Pts: Carvalho 16
Rebs: Dias 5
Asts: Avô 5
Pts: Malone 12
Rebs: Barkley 9
Asts: Barkley 7
Atlanta
Referees: Michael Butler (AUS), Tomislav Jovancic (YUG)

24 July 1996 (1996-07-24)
Lithuania  82–104  United States
Scoring by half: 42–50, 40–54
Pts: Einikis 21
Rebs: Karnišovas, Einikis 7
Asts: Pačėsas 5
Pts: Barkley 16
Rebs: Barkley 5
Asts: Stockton, Payton 7
Atlanta
Referees: Wieslaw Zych (POL), Jose Reyes Ronfini (MEX)

26 July 1996 (1996-07-26)
United States  133–70  China
Scoring by half: 65–28, 68–42
Pts: Pippen 24
Rebs: O’Neal 10
Asts: Hardaway 10
Pts: Liu 18
Rebs: Bateer 6
Asts: Li 5
Atlanta
Referees: Donald Cline (CAN), Hidetoshi Ishida (JPN)

28 July 1996 (1996-07-28)
Croatia  71–102  United States
Scoring by half: 38–57, 33–45
Pts: Tabak 19
Rebs: Tabak 7
Asts: Kukoč 10
Pts: Richmond 16
Rebs: Barkley 12
Asts: Payton 7
Atlanta
Referees: Robert Barnett (AUS), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
Quarterfinal
30 July 1996 (1996-07-30)
22:00
United States  98–75  Brazil
Scoring by half: 52–36, 46–39
Pts: Hardaway 14
Rebs: O’Neal 11
Asts: Payton 7
Pts: Schmidt 26
Rebs: Janjao 10
Asts: Minuci 5
Atlanta
Referees: Pascal Noel Dorizon (FRA), Jose Lapaix Guance (DOM)
Semifinal
1 August 1996 (1996-08-01)
22:00
United States  101–73  Australia
Scoring by half: 51–41, 50–32
Pts: Barkley 24
Rebs: Barkley 11
Asts: Pippen 5
Pts: Gaze 25
Rebs: Bradtke 11
Asts: Heal 5
Atlanta
Referees: Raul Chaves Sagel (ARG), Stylianos Koukoulekidis (GRE)
Gold medal game
3 August 1996 (1996-08-03)
22:00
FR Yugoslavia  69–95  United States
Scoring by half: 38–43, 31–52
Pts: Paspalj 19
Rebs: Bodiroga, Đorđević 5
Asts: Đorđević 6
Pts: Robinson 28
Rebs: Robinson 7
Asts: Stockton 7
Atlanta
Referees: Miguel Betancor León (ESP), José Reyes Ronfini (MEX)

Women's tournamentEdit

Roster
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 5 5 0 507 339 +168 10 Quarterfinals
2  Ukraine 5 3 2 354 358 −4 8[a]
3  Australia 5 3 2 369 319 +50 8[a]
4  Cuba 5 2 3 365 377 −12 7[b]
5  South Korea 5 2 3 347 389 −42 7[b]
6  Zaire 5 0 5 287 447 −160 5
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Ukraine 1–0 Australia
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Cuba 1–0 South Korea
21 July 1996 (1996-07-21)
United States  101–84  Cuba

23 July 1996 (1996-07-23)
Ukraine  65–98  United States

25 July 1996 (1996-07-25)
United States  107–47  Zaire

27 July 1996 (1996-07-27)
Australia  79–96  United States

29 July 1996 (1996-07-29)
South Korea  64–105  United States
Quarterfinal
31 July 1996
United States  108–93  Japan
Semifinal
2 August 1996
Australia  71–93  United States
Gold medal game
4 August 1996
Brazil  87–111  United States

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Rank
Albert Guardado Light flyweight  Modiradilo (BOT)
W 11–9
 Rasoanaivo (MAD)
W 9–4
 Kiryukhin (UKR)
L 14–19
Did not advance
Eric Morel Flyweight  Romero (CUB)
L 12–24
Did not advance
Zahir Raheem Bantamweight  Hoe (PRK)
W 19–4
 Mesa (CUB)
L RSC
Did not advance
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Featherweight  Tileganov (KAZ)
W RSC
 Gevorgyan (ARM)
W 16–3
 Aragon (CUB)
W 12–11
 Todorov (BUL)
L 9–10
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Terrance Cauthen Lightweight  Abdoollayev (UZB)
W 18–6
 Uitumen (MGL)
W 10–9
 Wisngwiset (THA)
W 14–10
 Tontchev (BUL)
L 12–15
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
David Díaz Light welterweight  Garcia (ISV)
W RSC
 Urkal (GER)
L 6–14
Did not advance
Fernando Vargas Welterweight  Meskhadze (GEO)
W 10–4
 Simion (ROU)
L 7–8
Did not advance
David Reid Light middleweight  Lee (KOR)
W 20–4
 Polakovič (CZE)
W 12–5
 Marmouri (TUN)
W 13–8
 Tulaganov (UZB)
W 12–4
 Duvergel (CUB)
W KO
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Rhoshii Wells Middleweight  Mollal (IRI)
W 24–7
 Rodríguez (BRA)
W 16–2
 Yarvekob (UZB)
W 8–8 TB
 Hernández (CUB)
L 8–17
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Antonio Tarver Light heavyweight  Vybornov (RUS)
W 5–2
 Kowah (SLE)
W RSC
 Flores (PUR)
W RSC
 Jirov (KAZ)
L 9–15
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Nate Jones Heavyweight Bye  Okesola (GBR)
W RSC
 Jiang (CHN)
W 21–4
 Defiagbon (CAN)
L 10–16
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Lawrence Clay-Bey Super heavyweight Bye  Klitschko (UKR)
L 8–10
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Best
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adam Clawson C-1 2:52.53 16 4:25.74 27 2:52.53 19
David Hearn 2:44.07 10 2:42.51 6 2:42.51 9
Wayne Dickert
Horace Holden
C-2 3:44.69 12 3:00.90 10 3:00.90 11
Eric Giddens K-1 3:21.15 33 2:31.65 14 2:31.65 20
Scott Shipley 2:28.31 8 2:29.34 9 2:28.31 12
Richard Weiss 2:29.45 10 2:25.78 4 2:25.78 6
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Best
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dana Chladek K-1 7:11.80 29 2:49.49 1 2:49.49 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Cathy Hearn 2:53.03 3 3:49.93 20 2:53.03 7

SprintEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Repechage Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jim Terrell C-1 500 m 1:57.259 7 SF N/A 1:54.086 4 Did not advance
Joseph Harper C-1 1000 m 4:45.467 9 SF N/A 4:39.949 7 Did not advance
Mike Herbert K-1 500 m 1:44.763 6 R 1:43.384 2 SF 1:42.335 8 Did not advance
Michael Harbold K-1 1000 m 3:58.760 6 R 4:05.225 2 SF 3:44.663 7 Did not advance
Stein Jorgensen
John Mooney
K-2 500 m 1:33.642 3 SF Bye 1:32.353 6 Did not advance
John Mooney
Peter Newton
K-2 1000 m 3:46.852 4 R 3:34.424 1 SF 3:19.834 5 Did not advance
Curt Bader
Philippe Boccara
Mark Hamilton
Cliff Meidl
K-4 1000 m 3:23.352 8 SF N/A 3:06.855 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Repechage Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Traci Phillips K-1 500 m 2:02.847 8 R 2:00.371 5 SF 1:55.339 9 Did not advance
DeAnne Hemmens
Lia Rousset
K-2 500 m 1:47.914 5 R 1:52.669 2 SF 1:49.645 8 Did not advance
Alexandra Harbold
DeAnne Hemmens
Lia Rousset
Druella Van Hengel
K-4 500 m 1:43.311 6 SF N/A 1:40.045 4 Did not advance

Key: QF - Qualified to medal final; SF - Qualified to semifinal; R - Qualified to repechage

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Frankie Andreu Road race 4:55:10 4
Lance Armstrong 4:55:29 14
Steve Hegg 4:56:51 93
George Hincapie 4:56:49 76
Greg Randolph 4:56:59 74
Lance Armstrong Time trial 1:06:28 6
Steve Hegg 1:08:29 16
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Linda Brenneman Road race 2:40:27 36
Alison Dunlap 2:41:21 37
Jeanne Golay 2:37:06 29
Linda Brenneman Time trial 38:52 11
Jeanne Golay 39:36 16

TrackEdit

Points race
Athlete Event Points Rank
Brian McDonough Men's points race 5 19
Jeanne Golay Women's points race 0 17
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification First round Repechage 1 Second round Repechage 2 Round of 16 Repechage 3 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Time
Speed
Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
William Clay Men's sprint 10.543
68.29 km/

h

12 Q  Himonetos (GRE)
L
 Arroyo (BOL)
W 11.191
 Hill (AUS)
L
 Chiappa (ITA)
 Vassilopoulus (GRE)
L
Did not advance
Marty Nothstein 10.176
70.75 km/h
3 Q  Hyun (KOR)
W 11.415
Bye  Hrbacek (SVK)
W 10.899
Bye  Chiappa (ITA)
W 11.047
Bye  Hill (AUS)
W 10.950, W 10.650
 Harnett (CAN)
W 10.731, W 10.905
 Fiedler (GER)
L, L
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Connie Paraskevin-Young Women's sprint 11.545
62.36 km/h
7 Q N/A  Neumann (GER)
L
 Salumäe (EST)
 Wynd (NZL)
L 2
Did not advance
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Kent Bostick Men's individual pursuit 4:33.751 9 Did not advance
Dirk Copeland
Mariano Friedick
Adam Laurent
Michael McCarthy
Men's team pursuit 4:11.950 6 Q  Australia (AUS)
L 4:12.470
Did not advance
Rebecca Twigg Women's individual pursuit 3:39.849 4 Q  Arndt (GER)
L 3:41.611
Did not advance
Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Erin Hartwell Men's 1000 m time trial 1:02.940 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Mountain bikeEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
David Juarez Men's cross-country 2:35:15 19
Don Myrah 2:35:50 20
Susan DeMattei Women's cross-country 1:52:36 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Juli Furtado 1:58:32 10

DivingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Scott Donie 3 m springboard 414.03 4 Q 223.86 4 637.89 4 Q 443.07 4 666.93 4
Mark Lenzi 372.03 9 Q 229.74 2 601.77 7 Q 456.76 3 686.49 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Patrick Jeffrey 10 m platform 406.74 5 Q 174.42 9 581.16 6 Q 385.80 9 560.22 9
David Pichler 394.59 6 Q 175.53 8 570.12 8 Q 431.58 6 607.11 6
Women
Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Jenny Keim 3 m springboard 270.48 9 Q 211.17 8 481.65 7 Q 275.46 7 486.63 9
Melisa Moses 279.75 6 Q 211.95 6 491.70 6 Q 296.04 3 507.99 4
Mary Ellen Clark 10 m platform 253.89 12 Q 174.87 3 428.76 9 Q 298.08 3 472.95 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Becky Ruehl 323.91 2 Q 163.38 8 487.29 3 Q 291.81 4 455.19 4

EquestrianEdit

Dressage
Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Test Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Robert Dover Metallic Individual 65.96 23 Q 58.79 25 124.75 25 Did not advance
Michelle Gibson Peron 75.20 3 Q 74.28 3 149.48 3 Q 73.35 8 222.83 5
Steffen Peters Udon 67.80 13 Q 67.63 18 135.43 15 Did not advance
Guenter Seidel Graf George 69.36 11 Q 71.81 10 141.17 10 Q 73.85 7 215.02 8
Robert Dover
Michelle Gibson
Steffen Peters
Guenter Seidel
See above Team 5309 3 N/A 5309 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Eventing
Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Show jumping
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Total Rank Penalties Rank Total Rank
Mara Depuy Hopper Individual 40.2 4 44.80 12 85.00 12 0 =1 85.00 6
Kerry Milukin Out and About 47.6 9 19.60 3 67.20 3 1.5 =8 73.20 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
David O'Connor Custom Made 37.6 2 30.80 8 68.40 5 1.75 13 80.15 5
Bruce Davidson
Jill Henneberg
David O'Connor
Karen O'Connor
Heyday
Nirvana
Giltedge
Biko
Team 123.00 1 121.60 4 244.60 2 16.50 4 261.10 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Jumping
Athlete Horse Event Qualifying Final
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Total Rank Penalties Rank Total Rank Penalties Rank
Leslie Burr Howard Extreme Individual 0 =1 14 56 14 37 0 =1 14 14 Q 8 =11
Anne Kursinski Eros 0 =1 0 =1 0 =1 8 =30 8 6 Q 16 =20
Peter Leone Legato 12 =59 4 =11 16 =38 0 =1 16 =16 Q DNS
Michael Matz Rhum 4 =14 4 =11 8 =9 4 =14 12 9* Did not advance
Leslie Burr Howard
Anne Kursinski
Peter Leone
Michael Matz
See above Team N/A 8 3 N/A 4 =2 12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) N/A

* - Though Matz placed high enough to qualify for the final, only three riders per nation were allowed to advance to the final.

FencingEdit

Fifteen fencers, nine men and six women, represented the United States in 1996.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cliff Bayer Individual foil  Bryzhalov (UKR)
L 11–15
Did not advance 34
Nick Bravin  Krzesiński (POL)
L 14–15
Did not advance 39
Peter Devine  Wang (CHN)
L 12–15
Did not advance 37
Cliff Bayer
Nick Bravin
Peter Devine
Team foil N/A  Austria (AUT)
L 32–45
Did not advance 10
Tamir Bloom Individual épée  Jacquet (SUI)
W 15–13
 Leroux (FRA)
L 9–15
Did not advance 31
Jim Carpenter  Paz (COL)
W 15–11
 Rivas (COL)
L 9–15
Did not advance 25
Mike Marx  Ransom (CAN)
W 15–9
 Kovács (HUN)
L 6–15
Did not advance 28
Tamir Bloom
Jim Carpenter
Mike Marx
Team épée N/A  South Korea (KOR)
W 45–41
 Italy (ITA)
L 44–45
Did not advance 8
Peter Cox, Jr. Individual sabre  Lee (KOR)
W 15–9
 Becker (GER)
L 12–15
Did not advance 28
Tom Strzalkowski  Banos (CAN)
L 11–15
Did not advance 34
Peter Westbrook  Williams (GBR)
L 8–15
Did not advance 37
Peter Cox, Jr.
Tom Strzalkowski
Peter Westbrook
Team sabre N/A  Romania (ROU)
L 40–45
Did not advance 9
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ann Marsh Individual foil Bye  Magnan (FRA)
W 15–9
 Bau (GER)
W 15–8
 Vezzali (ITA)
L 10–15
Did not advance 7
Suzanne Paxton  Jeon (KOR)
L 14–15
Did not advance 33
Felicia Zimmermann Bye  Czuckermann-Hatuel (ISR)
L 12–15
Did not advance 21
Ann Marsh
Suzanne Paxton
Felicia Zimmermann
Team foil N/A  Poland (POL)
L 44–45
Did not advance 10
Elaine Cheris Individual épée  Chiesa (ITA)
L 13–15
Did not advance 39
Nhi Lan Le  Kim (KOR)
L 13–15
Did not advance 37
Leslie Marx  Wolf (SUI)
W 15–14
 Võsu (EST)
L 13–15
Did not advance 16
Elaine Cheris
Nhi Lan Le
Leslie Marx
Team épée N/A  South Korea (KOR)
W 45–44
 Hungary (HUN)
L 25–45
Did not advance 8

Field hockeyEdit

Summary
Team Event Preliminary round Semifinal / Pl. Final / BM / Pl.
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
United States men Men's tournament  Pakistan
L 0–4
 Argentina
L 2–5
 India
L 0–4
 Spain
L 1–7
 Germany
L 0–3
N/A 6 9-12 Semifinal
 South Africa
L 0–3
11th place match
 Malaysia
L 1–4
12
United States women Women's tournament  Netherlands
T 1–1
 South Korea
W 3–2
 Great Britain
L 0–1
 Argentina
L 1–2
 Germany
T 1–1
 Australia
L 0–4
 Spain
W 2–0
5 N/A Did not advance 5

Men's tournamentEdit

The US men's field hockey team competed for the sixth time at the Summer Olympics. On home soil the squad coached by Jon Clark once again finished twelfth and last.

Roster

Head Coach: Jon Clark

Preliminary round
Men's field hockey
at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Morris Brown College Stadium (1996).JPEG
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Dates20 July – 2 August
Teams12
Venue(s)Herndon Stadium
Panther Stadium
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored173 (4.12 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Taco van den Honert
South Africa Greg Nicol (7 goals)
1992 (previous) (next) 2000

The men's field hockey tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics was the 18th edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a fourteen-day period beginning on 20 July, and culminating with the medal finals on 2 August. Games were played at the Herndon Stadium and the Panther Stadium, both located in Atlanta, United States.

The Netherlands won the gold medal for the first time after defeating Spain 3–1 in the final. Australia won the bronze medal by defeating Germany 3–2.[4]

QualificationEdit

Each of the continental champions from five federations, the previous Olympic and World champions and the host nation received an automatic berth. Alongside the teams qualifying through the Olympic Qualification Tournament, twelve teams competed in this tournament.

Dates Event Location Qualifier(s)
Host nation  United States
26 July – 6 August 1992 1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain  Germany1
4–15 October 1994 1994 Asian Games Hiroshima, Japan  South Korea
23 November – 4 December 1994 1994 Hockey World Cup Sydney, Australia  Pakistan
12–25 March 1995 1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina  Argentina
22–27 May 1995 1995 Oceania Qualifying Tournament Auckland, New Zealand  Australia
August 1995 1995 EuroHockey Nations Championship Dublin, Ireland 1
13–23 September 1995 1995 All-Africa Games Harare, Zimbabwe  South Africa
19–28 January 1996 Olympic Qualification Tournament Barcelona, Spain  Netherlands
 India
 Great Britain
 Spain
 Malaysia
^1Germany qualified both as previous Olympic and continental champion, therefore that quota was added to the ones awarded by the Olympic Qualification Tournament to a total of 5.

SquadsEdit

UmpiresEdit

  • Amin Ayman (EGY)
  • Santiago Deo (ESP)
  • Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
  • Steve Horgan (USA)
  • Floris Idenburg (NED)
  • Guillaume Langle (FRA)
  • Craig Madden (GBR)
  • Antonio Morales (ESP)
  • Ray O'Connor (IRL)
  • Yuri Platonov (RUS)
  • Don Prior (AUS)
  • Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
  • Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)
  • Roger St. Rose (TRI)
  • Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
  • Sasidharan Vasutheven (MAS)
  • Peter von Reth (NED)
  • Richard Wolter (GER)

ResultsEdit

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00)

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 5 4 0 1 14 5 +9 8 Advanced to Semi-finals
2  Germany 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 7
3  India 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 6
4  Pakistan 5 2 1 2 11 8 +3 5
5  Argentina 5 2 0 3 9 13 −4 4
6  United States (H) 5 0 0 5 3 23 −20 0
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) games won; 4) head-to-head result.[5]
(H) Host
20 July 1996
09:00
Spain  1–0  Germany
Arnau Goal 50' Report
Umpires:
Don Prior (AUS)
Craig Madden (GBR)
20 July 1996
17:30
Pakistan  4–0  United States
Shahbaz Goal 10'
Ashraf Goal 18'25'
Zaman Goal 62'
Report
Umpires:
Sasidharan Vasutheven (MAS)
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
20 July 1996
20:00
India  0–1  Argentina
Report P. Lombi Goal 45'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Amin Ayman (EGY)

22 July 1996
09:00
Pakistan  0–3  Spain
Report Arnau Goal 22'43'
Escarré Goal 30'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Amin Ayman (EGY)
22 July 1996
17:30
Germany  1–1  India
Saliger Goal 66' Report Mukesh Goal 62'
Umpires:
Roger St Rose (TRI)
Floris Idenburg (NED)
22 July 1996
20:00
United States  2–5  Argentina
Mellor Goal 39'
Jennings Goal 48'
Report J. Lombi Goal 4'12'
Ferrara Goal 15'26'
Capurro Goal 32'
Umpires:
Yuri Platonov (RUS)
Don Prior (AUS)

24 July 1996
09:00
United States  0–4  India
Report Ramandeep Goal 10'
Dhanraj Goal 28'46'
Sanjeev Goal 69'
Umpires:
Craig Madden (GBR)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)
24 July 1996
17:30
Spain  2–1  Argentina
Escarré Goal 61'
Arnau Goal 65'
Report J. Lombi Goal 20'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Floris Idenburg (NED)
24 July 1996
20:00
Germany  3–1  Pakistan
Becker Goal 6'49'
Meinhardt Goal 39'
Report Khalid Goal 62'
Umpires:
Don Prior (AUS)
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)

26 July 1996
09:00
Germany  3–0  Argentina
Saliger Goal 16'
Becker Goal 19'
Bellenbaum Goal 64'
Report
Umpires:
Floris Idenburg (NED)
Don Prior (AUS)
26 July 1996
17:30
Pakistan  0–0  India
Report
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Craig Madden (GBR)
26 July 1996
20:00
Spain  7–1  United States
Amat Goal 12'14'
Escarré Goal 25'49'
Arnau Goal 60'
Pujol Goal 64'
Cobos Goal 68'
Report Butcher Goal 37'
Umpires:
Yuri Platonov (RUS)
Roger St. Rose (TRI)

28 July 1996
09:00
Pakistan  6–2  Argentina
Ahmed Goal 32'45'65'
Sarwar Goal 51'58'
Zaman Goal 53'
Report Pérez Goal 24'
J. Lombi Goal 68'
Umpires:
Amin Ayman (EGY)
Craig Madden (GBR)
28 July 1996
17:30
United States  0–3  Germany
Report Fischer Goal 11'22'
Blunck Goal 23'
Umpires:
Sasidharan Vasutheven (MAS)
Peter von Reth (NED)
28 July 1996
20:00
Spain  1–3  India
Escudé Goal 33' Report Ferreira Goal 21'41'
Sabu Goal 59'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 14 6 +8 9 Advanced to Semi-finals
2  Australia 5 3 1 1 13 7 +6 7
3  Great Britain 5 1 3 1 8 8 0 5
4  South Korea 5 1 2 2 12 13 −1 4
5  South Africa 5 0 3 2 7 12 −5 3
6  Malaysia 5 0 2 3 7 15 −8 2
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) games won; 4) head-to-head result.[5]
21 July 1996
09:00
Netherlands  2–0  Malaysia
Klein Goal 10'
Delissen Goal 29'
Report
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
21 July 1996
17:30
Great Britain  2–2  South Korea
Giles Goal 31'50' Report Kang Goal 35'
Park Goal 68'
Umpires:
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
21 July 1996
20:00
South Africa  1–1  Australia
Nicol Goal 65' Report Hager Goal 61'
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)

23 July 1996
09:00
Netherlands  2–2  Great Britain
Bovelander Goal 17'
Delissen Goal 59'
Report Garcia Goal 27'
Giles Goal 65'
Umpires:
Antonio Morales (ESP)
Richard Wolter (GER)
23 July 1996
17:30
Malaysia  2–2  South Africa
Nawawi Goal 38'61' Report Nicol Goal 26'
W. Fulton Goal 64'
Umpires:
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
23 July 1996
20:00
Australia  3–2  South Korea
Davies Goal 6'
Gaudoin Goal 32'
Stacy Goal 64'
Report Park Goal 9'
Shin Goal 19'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

25 July 1996
09:00
South Korea  3–3  South Africa
Park Goal 27'
Shin Goal 51'
Kim You. Goal 60'
Report Nicol Goal 55'68'
G. Fulton Goal 67'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Richard Wolter (GER)
25 July 1996
17:30
Malaysia  2–2  Great Britain
Nasiruddin Goal 4'
Chairil Goal 69'
Report Shaw Goal 41'
Giles Goal 63'
Umpires:
Antonio Morales (ESP)
Amin Ayman (EGY)
25 July 1996
20:00
Netherlands  3–2  Australia
De Nooijer Goal 12'
Bovelander Goal 35'
Van den Honert Goal 50'
Report Sproule Goal 10'
Hager Goal 18'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Steve Horgan (USA)

27 July 1996
09:00
Malaysia  1–5  Australia
Nasiruddin Goal 44' Report Davies Goal 3'
Choppy Goal 4'6'10'
Lewis Goal 37'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
27 July 1996
17:30
South Africa  0–2  Great Britain
Report Wyatt Goal 14'
Giles Goal 28'
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
27 July 1996
20:00
Netherlands  3–1  South Korea
Van den Honert Goal 47'55'
De Nooijer Goal 58'
Report Kim You. Goal 19'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Roger St. Rose (TTO)

29 July 1996
09:00
Great Britain  0–2  Australia
Report Hager Goal 5'
Stacy Goal 28'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
29 July 1996
17:30
Malaysia  2–4  South Korea
Nasiruddin Goal 60'
Nawawi Goal 64'
Report Kang Goal 16'40'
Park Goal 39'
Kim J. Goal 49'
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
29 July 1996
20:00
Netherlands  4–1  South Africa
Lomans Goal 11'26'
Delissen Goal 13'
Van den Honert Goal 54'
Report Nicol Goal 43'
Umpires:
Amin Ayman (EGY)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

Classification roundEdit

Ninth to twelfth place classificationEdit

 
CrossoverNinth Place
 
      
 
31 July 1996
 
 
 Argentina (pen.)4 (3)
 
2 August 1996
 
 Malaysia4 (0)
 
 Argentina3
 
31 July 1996
 
 South Africa2
 
 South Africa3
 
 
 United States0
 
Eleventh Place
 
 
2 August 1996
 
 
 Malaysia4
 
 
 United States1
CrossoverEdit
31 July 1996
08:30
Argentina  4–4 (a.e.t.)  Malaysia
Retegui Goal 14'55'
Ferrara Goal 57'
J. Lombi Goal 69'
Report A. Singh Goal 26'
Siva Goal 38'
Nawawi Goal 39'
Shamuganathan Goal 59'
Penalties
  3–0  
Umpires:
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)

31 July 1996
08:30
South Africa  3–0  United States
Nicol Goal 34'
G. Fulton Goal 46'
C. Fulton Goal 62'
Report
Umpires:
Floris Idenburg (NED)
Amin Ayman (EGY)
Eleventh and twelfth placeEdit
1 August 1996
08:30
Malaysia  4–1  United States
Lim Chiow Chuan Goal 34'44'
Nawawi Goal 38'
Shanmuganathan Goal 56'
Report Butcher Goal 68'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Antonio Morales (ESP)
Ninth and tenth placeEdit
1 August 1996
08:30
Argentina  3–2  South Africa
Ferrara Goal 30'
Capurro Goal 36'
J. Lombi Goal 45'
Report Nicol Goal 22'
Hallowes Goal 38'
Umpires:
Guillaume Langle (FRA)
Craig Madden (GBR)

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
CrossoverFifth Place
 
      
 
31 July 1996
 
 
 India3 (3)
 
2 August 1996
 
 South Korea (pen.)3 (5)
 
 South Korea3
 
31 July 1996
 
 Pakistan1
 
 Great Britain1
 
 
 Pakistan2
 
Seventh Place
 
 
2 August 1996
 
 
 India3
 
 
 Great Britain4
CrossoverEdit
31 July 1996
11:00
India  3–3 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
R. Singh Goal 14'
Ferreira Goal 39'
Kumar Goal 42'
Report Shin Seok-kyo Goal 22'66'
Park Shin-heum Goal 49'
Penalties
  3–5  
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)

31 July 1996
11:00
Great Britain  1–2  Pakistan
Giles Goal 7' Report Sarwar Goal 11'
R. Khan Goal 65'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Roger St. Rose (TRI)
Seventh and eighth placeEdit
2 August 1996
11:00
India  3–4  Great Britain
Dhillon Goal 2'
R. Singh Goal 29'
Powar Goal 70'
Report Shaw Goal 24'
Laslett Goal 43'
Wyatt Goal 53'
Mayer Goal 56'
Umpires:
Roger St. Rose (TRI)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
Fifth and sixth placeEdit
2 August 1996
08:30
South Korea  3–1  Pakistan
Jeon Jong-ha Goal 6'
Shin Seok-kyo Goal 35'
Song Seung-tae Goal 68'
Report Ashraf Goal 7'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Craig Madden (GBR)

Medal roundEdit

 
Semi-FinalsGold Medal Match
 
      
 
31 July 1996
 
 
 Spain2
 
2 August 1996
 
 Australia1
 
 Spain1
 
31 July 1996
 
 Netherlands3
 
 Netherlands3
 
 
 Germany1
 
Bronze Medal Match
 
 
2 August 1996
 
 
 Australia3
 
 
 Germany2
Semi-finalsEdit
31 July 1996
17:30
Spain  2–1  Australia
P. Amat Goal 45'
Escarré Goal 54'
Report Gaudoin Goal 63'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Richard Wolter (GER)

31 July 1996
20:00
Germany  1–3  Netherlands
Meinhardt Goal 60' Report Van den Honert Goal 3'45'53'
Umpires:
Donald Prior (AUS)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Bronze Medal MatchEdit
2 August 1996
17:00
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Australia  3–2  Germany
Stacy Goal 14'63'
Choppy Goal 69'
Report Meinhardt Goal 40'
Domke Goal 46'
Umpires:
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
Peter von Reth (NED)
Gold Medal MatchEdit
2 August 1996
19:30
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Spain  1–3  Netherlands 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Pujol Goal 45' Report Bovelander Goal 52'55'
Lomans Goal 67'
Umpires:
Don Prior (AUS)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

Final rankingsEdit

As per statistical convention in field hockey, matches decided in regular time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Netherlands 7 6 1 0 20 8 +12 19 Gold Medal
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Spain 7 5 0 2 17 9 +8 15 Silver Medal
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Australia 7 4 1 2 17 11 +6 13 Bronze Medal
4  Germany 7 3 1 3 13 9 +4 10 Fourth place
5  South Korea 7 2 3 2 18 17 +1 9 Eliminated in
group stage
6  Pakistan 7 3 1 3 14 12 +2 10
7  Great Britain 7 2 3 2 13 13 0 9
8  India 7 2 3 2 14 10 +4 9
9  Argentina 7 3 1 3 16 19 −3 10
10  South Africa 7 1 3 3 12 15 −3 6
11  Malaysia 7 1 3 3 15 20 −5 6
12  United States (H) 7 0 0 7 4 30 −26 0
Source: FIH
(H) Host

GoalscorersEdit

There were 173 goals scored in 42 matches, for an average of 4.12 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "United States at the 1996 Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  2. ^ Gems, Gerald; Borish, Linda; Pfister, Gertrud (27 February 2017). Sports in American History, 2E: From Colonization to Globalization. ISBN 9781492526520.
  3. ^ Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad (PDF). 2: Celebrating the Games. Canberra, Australia: Paragon Printers Australasia. pp. 176–9. ISBN 0-9579616-0-X. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Hockey at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Hockey". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b Regulations

External linksEdit


July 20, 1996
17:30
Pakistan  4–0  United States
Shahbaz Goal 10'
Ashraf Goal 18'25'
Zaman Goal 62'
Report
Umpires:
Sasidharan Vasutheven (MAS)
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)

July 22, 1996
20:00
United States  2–5  Argentina
Mellor Goal 39'
Jennings Goal 48'
Report J. Lombi Goal 4'12'
Ferrara Goal 15'26'
Capurro Goal 32'
Umpires:
Yuri Platonov (RUS)
Don Prior (AUS)

July 24, 1996
9:00
United States  0–4  India
Report R. Singh Goal 10'
Pillay Goal 28'46'
S. Kumar Goal 69'
Umpires:
Craig Madden (GBR)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)

July 26, 1996
20:00
Spain  7–1  United States
Amat Goal 12'14'
Escarré Goal 25'49'
Arnau Goal 60'
Pujol Goal 64'
Cobos Goal 68'
Report Butcher Goal 37'
Umpires:
Yuri Platonov (RUS)
Roger St. Rose (TRI)

July 28, 1996
17:30
United States  0–3  Germany
Report Fischer Goal 11'22'
Blunck Goal 23'
Umpires:
Sasidharan Vasutheven (MAS)
Peter von Reth (NED)
9th-12th place semifinal
July 31, 1996
8:30
South Africa  3–0  United States
Nicol Goal 34'
G. Fulton Goal 46'
C. Fulton Goal 62'
Report
Umpires:
Floris Idenburg (NED)
Amin Ayman (EGY)
11th place match
August 1, 1996
8:30
Malaysia  4–1  United States
Lim Chiow Chuan Goal 34'44'
Nawawi Goal 38'
Shanmuganathan Goal 56'
Report Butcher Goal 68'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Antonio Morales (ESP)

Women's tournamentEdit

The US women's field hockey team competed for the third time at the Summer Olympics. On home soil the team coached by Pam Hixon and finished fifth.

Roster

Head coach: Pam Hixon

Preliminary round
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 7 6 1 0 24 4 +20 13 Gold Medal Match
2  South Korea 7 4 2 1 18 9 +9 10
3  Great Britain 7 3 2 2 12 11 +1 8 Bronze Medal Match
4  Netherlands 7 3 2 2 15 15 0 8
5  United States (H) 7 2 2 3 8 11 −3 6
6  Germany 7 2 1 4 10 11 −1 5
7  Argentina 7 2 1 4 7 21 −14 5
8  Spain 7 0 1 6 5 17 −12 1
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.[1]
(H) Host
July 20, 1996
9:00
United States  1 – 1  Netherlands
Pankratz Goal 69' Report Dubbeldam Goal 63'
Umpires:
Naomi Kato (JPN)
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)

July 22, 1996
11:00
United States  3 – 2  South Korea
Fuchs Goal 5'
Pankratz Goal 25'
Marois Goal 70'
Report Chang Eun-Jung Goal 49'
Lee Eun-Kyung Goal 62'
Umpires:
Margaret Lanning (CAN)
Naomi Kato (JPN)

July 23, 1996
20:00
United States  0 – 1  Great Britain
Report Simpson Goal 51'
Umpires:
Kazuko Yasueda (JPN)
Laura Crespo (ARG)

July 25, 1996
20:00
United States  1 – 2  Argentina
Marois Goal 26' Report Masotta Goal 5'
MacKenzie Goal 60'
Umpires:
Peri Buckley (AUS)
Carola Heinrichs (GER)

July 26, 1996
17:30
United States  1 – 1  Germany
Werley Goal 54' Report Cremer Goal 3'
Umpires:
Kazuko Yasueda (JPN)
Janice McDonald (GBR)

July 28, 1996
11:00
Australia  4 – 0  United States
Morris Goal 3'
K. Powell Goal 9'
L. Powell Goal 17'
Kate Starre Goal 24'
Report
Umpires:
Gill Clarke (GBR)
Kazuko Yasueda (JPN)

July 30, 1996
17:30
Spain  0 – 2  United States
Report Pankratz Goal 18'
Tchou Goal 48'
Umpires:
Janice McDonald (GBR)
Carola Heinrichs (GER)

Football (soccer)Edit

Summary
Team Event Preliminary round Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
United States men Men's tournament  Argentina
L 1–3
 Tunisia
W 2–0
 Portugal
T 1–1
3 Did not advance 10
United States women Women's tournament  Denmark
W 3–0
 Sweden
W 2–1
 China PR
T 0–0
2 Q N/A  Norway
W 2–1 (a.e.t.)
 China PR
W 2–1
1st place, gold medalist(s)

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

 United States Head coach: Bruce Arena

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Kasey Keller* (1969-11-29)29 November 1969 (aged 26) England Millwall
2 2DF Matt McKeon (1974-09-24)24 September 1974 (aged 21) United States Kansas City Wiz
3 3MF Billy Walsh (1975-10-17)17 October 1975 (aged 20) United States University of Virginia
4 2DF Eddie Pope (1973-12-24)24 December 1973 (aged 22) United States D.C. United
5 2DF Clint Peay (1973-09-16)16 September 1973 (aged 22) United States D.C. United
6 2DF Alexi Lalas* (1970-06-01)1 June 1970 (aged 26) United States New England Revolution
7 3MF Imad Baba (1974-03-15)15 March 1974 (aged 22) United States New England Revolution
8 4FW Jovan Kirovski (1976-03-18)18 March 1976 (aged 20) England Manchester United
9 4FW A. J. Wood (1973-08-08)8 August 1973 (aged 22) United States MetroStars
10 3MF Claudio Reyna (1973-07-20)20 July 1973 (aged 23) Germany Bayer Leverkusen
11 3MF Miles Joseph (1974-05-02)2 May 1974 (aged 22) United States MetroStars
12 2DF Brandon Pollard (1973-10-09)9 October 1973 (aged 22) United States Dallas Burn
13 3MF Frankie Hejduk (1974-08-05)5 August 1974 (aged 21) United States Tampa Bay Mutiny
14 3MF Brian Maisonneuve (1973-06-28)28 June 1973 (aged 23) United States Columbus Crew
15 4FW Nelson Vargas (1974-08-06)6 August 1974 (aged 21) United States Tampa Bay Mutiny
16 3MF Rob Smith (1973-08-20)20 August 1973 (aged 22) United States Columbus Crew
17 3