(Image courtesy Centennial Olympic Park)On this day, twenty years ago, Atlanta opened the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games with a four-hour ceremony featuring pick-up trucks, cheerleaders, original music composed by the legendary John Williams, and Muhammad Ali lighting the Olympic cauldron.
We are celebrating that great day in Georgia history, where the Peach State welcomed the world to Atlanta, by posting the complete Opening Ceremonies for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games video. It is the international feed, with no commercial interruption and little commentary from the presenters.
We hope you enjoy it.
Opening Ceremonies for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games