In which country and in what city were the Games of the XXVI Olympiad held?
The 26 Summer Olympics were held in an American city called Atlanta, Georgia, from July 19 to August 4, August 1996.
The following cities also claimed the Games: Greek Athens, Australian Melbourne, Canadian Toronto, Yugoslavian Belgrade and English Manchester, but the American city - Atlanta - won.
It can also be noted that the Games of the XXVI Olympiad were anniversary, exactly 100 years old, therefore they are also called Centennial or Centennial Olympiad.
The main sponsor of these games was the Coca-Cola company, which invested a lot of money in this Olympics.
The 26 Olympic Games from the first days began to break many records, including the number of countries that took part in it - 197.
In total, an 271 set of medals was played in 35 sports.
Centennial Olympics were officially opened by American President Bill Clinton, and the right to light the Olympic flame was awarded to the famous and great boxer Mohammed Ali.
Following the results of the 26 Summer Olympic Games, the USA team took the 1st place, the 2nd - Germany, the 3rd - Russia.
XXVI Summer Olympics were held in the American city Atlanta, which is located in Georgia, USA. Dates - July 19 - August 4, 1996. 197 countries of the world took part in this Olympiad in the unofficial team competition the USA team took the first place (101 medals = 44 + 32 + 25), the second place - Russia (63 = 26 + 21 + 16), the third place - Germany (65 = 20 + 18 + 27).
And the 1996 Olympics was remembered for the explosion in the Olympic Park, as a result of which 1 person died, more than 100 people were injured and one person died as a result of a heart attack.
The XXVI Olympic Games were held from July 19 to August 4, 1996 in the city of Atlanta, North America. Athens, Manchester, Toronto, Melbourne and Belgrade were the cities claiming this 100th anniversary Olympiad. It would be more logical to choose the city of Athens (after all, the anniversary), but Atlanta unexpectedly won. The Olympic flame was lit by Mohammed Ali, a famous outstanding boxer (born 1942, USA) (see photo).
Houses and walls are said to help. The USA took first place in the unofficial team standings: overall (101) and gold (44), silver was taken by athletes from Russia (63, 26), and the third place was taken by the Olympians from Germany (65, 20) (In terms of the number of gold medals, the Germans were second, Russians third).
It was here that Alexei Nemov brought a record number of gold medals (six) to the Russian team (the performance of a talented athlete at the Olympics-1996 in the photo).
The 26th Olympic Games were held USA, in the town Atlanta. These Olympics were summer games. The Atlanta Olympics opened on 19 on July 1996, lasting two weeks. An 271 set of medals was played on these games. In the Summer Olympics, 26 of various sports were presented. The grand closing of the Summer Olympic Games took place on 4 August 1996 year.
These Olympic Games were held in 1996 in the USA, in the capital of the state of Georgia, Atlanta. The 26th Olympiad was a jubilee, and it was exactly one hundred years of the Olympic Games. It went down in history as the Hundred Years Olympics. At this Olympics, the United States of America was in the lead in the medal standings and by a large margin from others. They won 101 medals in total. Germany was in second place with 65 medals. The third place went to Russia with 63 medals. For the first time after an 84-year hiatus, Russia took part in this Summer Olympics.