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1996 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

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1996 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

1996 Summer Olympics
opening ceremony
Date 19 July 1996 (1996-07-19)
Location Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, United States

The opening ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics took place in the evening on Friday 19 July in the Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, United States. As mandated by the Olympic Charter, the proceedings combined the formal and ceremonial opening of this international sporting event, including welcoming speeches, hoisting of the flags and the parade of athletes, with an artistic spectacle to showcase the host nation’s culture and history.

The ceremony began with a flashback from Barcelona pecan wood handle and gold ornamentation.[1][2]


  1. ^ Erie Times-News, "Erie Company's Olympic Work Shines", June 10, 1996, by Greg Lavine
  2. ^ Plating and Surface Finishing Magazine, August 1996 Issue
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