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Friday, July 27, 2012

I LOVE Flashback Friday

I hope everyone had a great week. This week felt long but maybe that is because I have to work until 1am tonight and have not been looking forward to it. One of the main reasons I am bummed that I have to work is because tonight is the opening ceremony for the Olympics and I really want to watch it. Oh well, at least I'll be making some moo-la.

With that being said, today's flashback is...




1996 Summer Olympics! 
Let's take a *scroll* down memory lane. 





















Below is info taken from Wikipedia: 


The 1996 Summer Olympics, known officially as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially as the Centennial Olympics, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, from July 19 to August 4, 1996. A record 197 nations, all current IOC member nations, took part in the Games, comprising 10,318 athletes. Atlanta became the fifth American city to host the Olympic Games and the third to hold a Summer Olympic Games.

The song "The Power of the Dream", composed by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and David Foster, with words by Linda Thompson was performed in the opening ceremony by CĂ©line Dion accompanied by David Foster on the piano, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Centennial Choir (Morehouse College Glee Club, Spelman College Glee Club and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus). Gladys Knight sang "Georgia on My Mind", Georgia's official state song, at the opening ceremony. Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies of the games and received a replacement gold medal for his boxing victory in the 1960 Summer Olympics. For the torch ceremony, more than 10,000 Olympic torches were manufactured by the American Meter Company and electroplated by Erie Plating Company. Each torch weighed about 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg) and was made primarily of aluminum, with a Georgia pecan wood handle and gold ornamentation.

 Medal Table
Rank
Nation
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1
 United States
44
32
25
101
2
 Russia
26
21
16
63
3
 Germany
20
18
27
65
4
 China
16
22
12
50
5
 France
15
7
15
37
6
 Italy
13
10
12
35
7
 Australia
9
9
23
41
8
 Cuba
9
8
8
25
9
 Ukraine
9
2
12
23
10
 South Korea
7
15
5
27



Are you watching the opening ceremony tonight? 
LOVE, sje

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