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Olympics History Timeline 1991 - 2000



Year Venue and Date Medal count Records Nations participating Athletes participating No. of Events News Main Events
1991          
1992 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

July 25 - August 9
Unified Team finished first place in the overall medal tally with 45 golds, 38 silvers, and 29 bronzes; 112 medals in total.

United States finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 37gold and 108total medals.
  169 9956 286 in 32 sports More than 15,000 athletes, coaches and officials from 165 countries, including South Africa's first integrated team. Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia celebrate independence by competing for first time. U.S. "Dream Team," with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, easily dominates basketball. Carl Lewis takes two more golds in track and field All of the IOC countries participated in the Games for the first time since Munich 1972 Summer Olympics .
1993         The Olympics Facts, Figures & Fun
The Olympics Facts, Figures & Fun
1994                
1995         And They Call Them Games: An Inside View of the 1996 Olympics
And They Call Them Games: An Inside View of the 1996 Olympics
1996 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

July 19 - August 4
The United States finished first in the final medal rankings, with 44 gold and 101 total medals.

Russia finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 26 gold and 63 total medals.
Michael Johnson wins gold in both the 200 m and 400 m, setting a new World Record of 19.32 seconds in the 200 m.

Donovan Bailey of Canada wins the men's 100 m, setting a new World Record of 9.84 seconds at that time.

Marie-José Perec equals Johnson's performance, although without a world record, by winning the rare 200 m/400 m double.
197 10320 271 in 26 sports The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies of the games.
1997            
1998             98 U.S. Open Olympic Club
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1999           Stadium Australia, Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia
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2000 Sydney, Australia

September 15 - October 1
United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40).

Russia finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 32 gold and 88 total medals.
The first star of the Games was Ian Thorpe. The 17-year-old Australian first set a new world record in the 400 m freestyle final before competing in an exciting 4 x 100 m freestyle final.

The swimming 4 x 100-meter medley relay of B.J. Bedford, Megan Quann (Jendrick), Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres became the first women's relay under 4-minutes, swimming 3:58 and setting a world record, claiming the gold medal for the United States.
199 10,651 300 in 28 sports The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics 2000
The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics 2000
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