Who won the 200m and 400m sprints in the 1996 Olympics?

On August 1, at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Michael Johnson sets a world record in the 200m three days after winning the gold in the 400m, becoming the first athlete win both events at the same Summer Olympic Games.

Who won the Olympics in 1996?

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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.

Who performed at the 1996 Olympics?

The ceremony featured film composer John Williams, French Canadian singer Celine Dion and American singer Gladys Knight. The ceremony attendance was 85,600. It was watched by an estimated 3.5 billion viewers worldwide.

How fast did Michael Johnson run?

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.

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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Who was banned from the 1996 Summer Olympics?

Events will be held in nine cities in four states and Washington D.C. Angel Martino understands the plight of Jessica Foschi, the Long Island teenager who might be banned today for two years when U.S. Swimming’s board of directors concludes its hearing regarding her positive test for an anabolic steroid.

Did Atlanta Olympics make profit?

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games experienced the biggest net loss recorded at approximately US$2 billion.


Host City Atlanta Summer Olympics
Year 1996
Final Operating Budget US$1,800,000,000
Profit/Loss US$19,000,000
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