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This Day in Georgia History

July 28, 1996

Olympics Day 10

This was tenth day of the 1996 Summer Olympics - and day 9 of Olympic competition. On this day, U.S. track star Carl Lewis set an Olympic record by winning his ninth gold medal in the long jump. Other U.S. gold medal winners were Charles Austin in the men’s high jump and the U.S. team in men’s beach volleyball. Click here for a summary of medals awarded during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In Athens, Georgia, Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia had been reconfigured for Olympic soccer. Because soccer needs a wider field than American football, Sanford Stadium’s famous hedges that surround the football field had been removed. In the semi-final rounds of women’s soccer played on this day, China beat Brazil, and the U.S. defeated Norway, setting up the women’s gold medal round between China and the U.S. on Aug. 1.

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Source: Photo: Ed Jackson