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  Wednesday, 4 July, 2001, 17:11 GMT 18:11 UK
Atlanta (1996)
The Centennial Games produced immense sporting achievements, not least from double gold winner Michael Johnson.

Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali lights the the Olympic flame for Atlanta

Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith took three gold medals for Ireland

Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis claimed the ninth gold of his career in the long jump

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson was the star on the track with a world record and two golds

Devers and Ottey
Gail Devers (centre) beat Merlene Ottey (left) by 0.005 seconds to take 100m gold

Redgrave and Pinsent
'Never again', said Steve Redgrave after his fourth gold and second with Matthew Pinsent

Kerri Strug
Kerri Strug braved an ankle injury to ensure the US took gold in the team gymnastics

Beach volleyball
Beach volleyball was one of the sports that made its Olympic debut

Cuba's baseball triumph
Cuba upset the odds and the hosts by winning the baseball gold

Centennial Park explosion
But the Games were overshadowed by the explosion in Centennial Park that killed two people


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