Who was the 1996 gold medal winner in softball Olympic Games?

Athlete Laura Berg
Nation United States (USA)
Olympics 1996–2008
Total 4
Gold 3

Who was on the 1996 Olympic softball team?

Women’s National Team

No. Name College
1 Dot Richardson UCLA
15 Julie Smith Fresno State
32 Michele Smith Oklahoma State
35 Shelly Stokes Fresno State

Who won the Olympics in 1996?

Memorable Champions

Not to be outdone, Michael Johnson of the U.S. became the first man in Olympic history to run and win both the 200m and 400m. His victory over 200m in 19.32 seconds established a new world record.

Which city of United States hosted Olympic games in 1996?

1996 Summer Olympics: Atlanta, Georgia

A dozen years later, the Summer Olympics returned to the United States when Atlanta hosted the 1996 Games. For the first time in the history of the Olympics, all 197 recognized National Olympic Committees participated.

When did softball become a women’s sport?

Softball originated in Chicago, with the first official women’s team being organized in 1895, approximately eight years after the game was created for men.

Why is softball no longer an Olympic sport?

Following the 2004 Olympics in Athens, the IOC decided baseball and softball would be removed from the list of permanent Olympic sports after the 2008 Games in Beijing. One factor was a lack of competitive balance in softball.

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What happened at the 96 Olympics?

On July 27, 1996, a single homemade pipe bomb left in a knapsack exploded amid a crowd of spectators in Centennial Olympic Park, near the main sites of the Olympic Games in Atlanta. … The blast caused by the crude device killed one person and injured 112 others.

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