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This Day in Georgia History

August 03, 1996

Olympics Day 16

This was sixteenth day of the 1996 Summer Olympics - and day 15 of Olympic competition. U.S. gold medal winners were the men’s 4 x 400-meter relay, women’s 4 x 100-meter relay, women’s 4 x 400-meter relay, David Reid in men’s light-middleweight boxing, the women’s doubles tennis team, and Andre Agassi in men’s single tennis. Also on this day, in Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, 86,117 fans watched Nigeria beat Argentina for the gold medal in men’s soccer. While athletic competition was winding down, there was still plenty to do for the tens of thousands visitors who had come from around the world. For example, the Cultural Olympiad offered a host of events and fun things for visitors to enjoy. Also, throughout the 17 days of the Centennial Olympics, downtown Atlanta had been thronged with crowds.