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Atlanta 1996 - Key facts

Dates

July 19-August 4

Other candidate cities

Athens, Toronto, Melbourne, Manchester, Belgrade

Mascot

Izzy, a two-headed multi-coloured toad

Participants

10,318 (3,512 women)

Participating nations

197

Sports

26

Events

271

Medals awarded

1,933

IOC president

J. A Samaranch (Spain)

Games declared open by

Bill Clinton (President of United States)

Last relay bearer of the Olympic flame

Muhammad Ali (former Olympic and professional boxer - United States)

Flame lit by

Muhammad Ali

Olympic oath read by

Teresa Edwards (basketball - United States)

Television rights

896,952 million dollars

Accredited journalists

19,161


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