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This Day in Georgia History

July 22, 1996

Olympics Day 4

This was the fourth day of the 1996 Summer Olympics - and day 3 of Olympic competition. U.S. gold winners on this day were the women’s 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay swimming team and Beth Botsford in women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming. Related to the Olympics, Australia on this day released a new commemorative stamp in recognition of the Atlanta Summer Olympics and the fact that Sydney, Australia, would host the 2000 Summer Olympics. First day of issue ceremonies were held in the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, which was the venue for OLMPHILEX 96.

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Source: Collection of Ed Jackson