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1996 Simmer Olympics

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Gemmes o the XXVI Olympiad
Host ceetyAtlanta, Georgie, Unitit States
MottoThe Celebration o the Century
Naitions pairteecipatin197
Athletes pairteecipatin10,320
(6,797 men, 3,523 weemen)
Events271 in 26 sports
Appenin ceremonyJulie 19
Closin ceremonyAugust 4
Offeecially appened biPreses Bill Clinton
Athlete's OathTeresa Edwards
Judge's OathHobie Billingsley
Olympic TorchMuhammad Ali
StadiumCentennial Olympic Stadium

The 1996 Simmer Olympics, kent offeecially as the Gemmes o the XXVI Olympiad an unoffeecially as the Centennial Olympics, wis a major internaitional multi-sport event that teuk place in Atlanta, Georgie, Unitit States, frae Julie 19 tae August 4, 1996. A record 197 naitions, aw current IOC member naitions, teuk pairt in the Gemmes, comprisin 10,318 athletes. The Internaitional Olympic Committee votit ein 1986 tae separate the Simmer an Winter Gemmes, which haed been held in the same year syne 1924, an place them in alternatin even-nummered years, beginnin in 1994. The 1996 Simmer Gemmes wur the first tae be staged in a different year frae the Winter Gemmes. Atlanta acame the fift American ceety tae host the Olympic Gemmes an the third tae hauld a Simmer Olympic Gemmes.