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.

Costas highlights clips from men's and women's gymnastics performances.

Sports commentators Rowdy Gaines and Dan Hicks cover the men's 200m breaststroke event: Norbert Rozsa (Hungary) wins the gold medal with a time of 2:12.57, Karoly Guttler (Hungary) wins the silver medal with a time of 2:13.03, and Andrey Korneyev (Russia) wins the bronze with a time of 2:13.17.

Sports commentators Hicks and Summer Sanders profile swimmer Janet Evans (USA) and her decision to compete in her final event with a broken toe. Sports commentator Jim Gray interviews coach Richard Quick about Evans' (USA) injury.

Journalist Katie Couric profiles Pell City, Alabama for its hospitality to the Bosnian Olympic Team. Couric also interviews men's marathon runner Islam Dzugum (Bosnia) on the difficulties of training in his war-torn country.

Hicks and Sanders provide coverage of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event: Michelle Smith (Ireland) wins the gold medal with a time of 2:13.93, Marianne Limpert (Canada) wins the silver medal with a time of 2:14.35, and Lin Li (China) wins the bronze with a time of 2:14.74.

Gray interviews Smith about winning three Olympic gold medals in women's swimming events.

Costas profiles various USA women athletes, and sports commentator Mary Ann Grabavoy highlights the history of women in sports.

Costas profiles Pablo Morales (USA), an aging swimmer who won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona.

Gaines and Hicks cover the men's 200m butterfly event: Denis Pankratov (Russia) wins the gold medal with a time of 52.27, Scott Miller (Australia) wins the silver medal with a time of 52.27, and Vladislav Kulikov (Russia) wins the bronze with a time of 53.13.

Costas highlights the USA women's gymnastics first-ever team gold medal and Kerri Strug's (USA) winning vault performance.

Costas interviews Bela Karolyi, coach of gymnasts Dominique Moceanu (USA) and Kerri Strug (USA), regarding Strug's inability to participate in the women's all-around competition due to injury.

Notable commercials and/or promos include the following: Whoopi Goldberg for MCI.


  • DATE: July 24, 1996 7:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 01:02:38
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 112258
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Artistic Gymnastics, team competition men
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  • Bob Costas … Anchor Sports Commentator
  • Rowdy Gaines … Sports Commentator
  • Dan Hicks … Sports Commentator
  • Summer Sanders … Sports Commentator
  • Jim Gray … Sports Commentator
  • Mary Ann Grabavoy … Sports Commentator
  • Katie Couric … Reporter
  • Norbert Rozsa … Athlete
  • Karoly Guttler … Athlete
  • Andrey Korneyev … Athlete
  • Islam Dzugum … Athlete
  • Pablo Morales … Athlete
  • Denis Pankratov … Athlete
  • Scott Miller … Athlete
  • Vladislav Kulikov … Athlete
  • Janet Evans … Athlete
  • Michelle Smith … Athlete
  • Marianne Limpert … Athlete
  • Lin Li … Athlete
  • Kerri Strug … Athlete
  • Dominique Moceanu … Athlete
  • Richard Quick … Coach
  • Bela Karolyi … Coach
  • Whoopi Goldberg … Talent, MCI Commercial