This program presents a portion of coverage of the 1996 Summer Games of the XXVI Olympiad from Atlanta. Highlights of this portion include coverage of the following events and topics:

Anchor sports commentator Bob Costas presides throughout this portion and introduces various events and highlights.

Sports commentators Dan Hicks and Summer Sanders cover the women's 400m freestyle swimming event; featuring Cristina Teuscher (USA), Carla Louise Geurts (Netherlands), Kirsten Vlieghuis (Netherlands), Kerstin Kielgass (Germany), Michelle Smith (Ireland), Dagmar Hase (Germany), Claudia Poll (Costa Rica), and Eri Yamanoi (Japan).

Hicks and Sanders highlight the final standings for the women's 400m freestyle event: Smith (Ireland) wins the gold medal with a time of 4:07.25, Hase (Germany) wins the silver medal with a time of 4:08.30, and Vlieghuis (Netherlands) wins the bronze medal with a time of 4:08.30.

Hicks provides profiles Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. (USA) and his father, a former Olympic swimmer, Gary Hall Sr.

Sports commentator Jim Gray interviews women's 400m gold medalist Smith.

Hicks and Sanders cover the men's 100m freestyle swimming event; featuring: Pieter Van Den Hoogenband (Netherlands), Ricardo Busquets (Puerto Rico), Gustavo Borges (Brazil), Aleksandr Popov (Russia), Hall Jr. (USA), Francisco Sanchez (Venezuela), Pavlo Khnykin (Ukraine), and Fernando Scherer (Brazil).

Hicks and sports commentator Rowdy Gaines highlight the final standings for men's 100m freestyle: Popov (Russia) wins the gold medal with a time of 48.74, Hall Jr. (USA) wins the silver medal with a time of 48.81, and Borges (Brazil) wins the bronze medal with a time of 49.02.

Gray interviews men's 100m medalists Popov (Russia) and Hall Jr. (USA)

Sports commentator Dick Enberg provides retrospective on an Olympic fencing, featuring Peter Westbrook (USA), bronze medalist at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles.

Sports commentator Al Trautwig highlights the USA women's field hockey team.

Hicks and Sanders cover the women's 100m backstroke event, featuring Antje Buschschulte (Germany), Nicole Stevenson (Australia), Marianne Kriel (South Africa), Whitney Hedgepeth (USA), Beth Botsford (USA), Mai Nakamura (Japan), Chen Yan (China), and Miki Nakao (Japan).

Hicks and Sanders highlight the final standings for women's 100m backstroke: Botsford (USA) wins the gold medal with a time of 1:01.19, Hedgepeth (USA) wins the silver medal with a time of 1:01.47, and Kriel (South Africa) wins the bronze with a time of 1:02.12.

Gray interviews women's 100m backstroke gold medalist Botsford (USA) and silver medalist Hedgepeth (USA).

Sports commentators Bob Ernst and Charlie Jones highlight men's and women's USA Olympic rowing teams.

Costas profiles Melvin Stewert, former USA swimmer, on his Olympic pursuit.

Hicks and Gaines cover the men's 200m butterfly event, featuring Franck Esposito (France), Tom Malchow (USA), James Hickman (Great Britain), Scott Goodman (Australia), Denis Silantiev (Ukraine), Denis Pankratov (Russia), Peter Horvath (Hungary), and Scott Miller (Australia).

Hicks and Gaines highlight the final standings for men's 200m butterfly event: Pankratov (Russia) wins the gold medal with a time of 1:56.51, Malchow (USA) wins the silver medal with a time of 1:57.44, and Goodman (Australia) wins the bronze medal with a time of 1:57.48.

Notable commercials and/or promos include the following: Janet Evans for Cadillac; Whoopi Goldberg for MCI.


  • DATE: July 22, 1996 7:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 01:33:01
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 112248
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Fencing, epee individual men
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    • Bob Costas … Anchor Sports Commentator
    • Dan Hicks … Sports Commentator
    • Summer Sanders … Sports Commentator
    • Jim Gray … Sports Commentator
    • Rowdy Gaines … Sports Commentator
    • Al Trautwig … Sports Commentator
    • Charlie Jones … Sports Commentator
    • Bob Ernst … Sports Commentator
    • Dick Enberg … Sports Commentator
    • Christina Teushcer … Athlete
    • Kirsten Vlieghuis … Athlete
    • Kerstin Kielgass … Athlete
    • Michelle Smith … Athlete
    • Claudia Poll … Athlete
    • Dagmar Hase … Athlete
    • Eri Yamanoi … Athlete
    • Gary Hall Jr. … Athlete
    • Pieter Van Den Hoogenband … Athlete
    • Ricardo Busquets … Athlete
    • Gustavo Borges … Athlete
    • Aleksandr Popov … Athlete
    • Francisco Sanchez … Athlete
    • Pavlo Khnykin … Athlete
    • Fernando Scherer … Athlete
    • Antje Buschschulte … Athlete
    • Nicole Stevenson … Athlete
    • Marianne Kriel … Athlete
    • Whitney Hedgepeth … Athlete
    • Beth Botsford … Athlete
    • Mai Nakamura … Athlete
    • Franck Esposito … Athlete
    • Tom Malchow … Athlete
    • James Hickman … Athlete
    • Scott Goodman … Athlete
    • Denis Silantiev … Athlete
    • Denis Pankratov … Athlete
    • Peter Horvath … Athlete
    • Scott Miller … Athlete
    • Melvin Stewart … Athlete
    • Peter Westbrook … Athlete
    • Chen Yan … Athlete
    • Miki Nakao … Athlete
    • Carla Louise Geurts … Athlete
    • Gary Hall Sr. … Cameo
    • Janet Evans … Talent, Cadillac Commercial
    • Whoopi Goldberg … Talent, MCI Commercial