Who won Atlanta Olympics?
Michael Johnson became the only man in history to win the 200m and the 400m gold medals at a single Olympics at the Atlanta Games in 1996. Johnson set Olympic record times in both events (19.32 in the 200m and 43.49 in the 400m) as he took both gold medals.
Was Michael Johnson the fastest man in the world?
Michael broke world records in the 200 meter, 400 meter and the 4 X 400-meter relay. He completed the historic 200/400-meter Olympic double in 1996, giving him the title of the “Fastest Man in the World.” He was clocked running 23mph en route to his historic 200-meter performance of 19.32 seconds.
Which country stood second in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics medal tally?
|1||Unified Team (EUN)||45|
|2||United States (USA)||37|
Who was most influential in bringing the 1996 Olympic Games to Atlanta?
Andrew Young is a lion of the civil rights movement, former U.S. congressman, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and, in the late 1980s, the mayor of Atlanta. A small group, led by Billy Payne, recruited Young’s support to try to bring the 1996 Summer Olympic Games to Atlanta.
How much money did Atlanta make on the Olympics?
The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games experienced the biggest net loss recorded at approximately US$2 billion.
|Host City||Atlanta Summer Olympics|
|Final Operating Budget||US$1,800,000,000|
How many medals did GB win in Atlanta?
300 competitors, 184 men and 116 women, took part in 175 events in 22 sports. The Atlanta games saw Great Britain’s worst performance at a Summer Olympics since 1952.
|Great Britain at the 1996 Summer Olympics|
|Medals Ranked 36th||Gold 1 Silver 8 Bronze 6 Total 15|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|