1996 Atlanta Summer

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  Chosen opposite Athens to celebrate the centenary of the first Olympic Games in Athens, the city of Atlanta has tried to do everything possible to ensure that these games, which were marked by a bomb, are as successful as possible.
Dates: July 19 - august 4, 1996
N.O.C. participants: 197
Number of sports: 26
Number of contests: 271
Number of athletes: 10318
Men: 6806
Women: 3512
Volonteers: 47466
Media: 15108
Opening: Bill Clinton, US President
Oath: Teresa Edwards
Oath juges: Hobie Billingsly
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Muhammad Ali
Bids towns: Athènes (GRE), Belgrade (YUG), Manchester (GBR), Melbourne (AUS), Toronto (CAN)