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 commentator Dwight Stones covers the men's high jump competition featuring Charles Austin (USA), who jumps at 7 feet, 8 ½ inches, Javier Sotomayor (Cuba), who is disqualified for hitting the bar, Artur Partyka (Poland), who jumps at 7 feet, 7 ¼ inches, and Steve Smith (Great Britain), who jumps at 7 feet, 8 ½ inches.

Stones covers the hammer throw event: Balazs Kiss (Hungary) wins the gold medal with a throw of 266 feet, 6 inches, Lance Deal (USA) wins the silver medal with a throw of 266 feet, 2 inches, and Aleksei Krykun (Ukraine) wins the bronze medal with a throw of 262 feet, 6 inches.

Stones covers the men's long jump competition: Mike Powell (USA) jumps 26 feet, 11 inches, Ivan Pedroso (Cuba) jumps 26 feet, 5 inches, Carl Lewis (USA) jumps 26 feet, ¼ inches, and then jumps 27 feet, 2 ½ inches.

Stones highlights a segment on Lewis (USA), describing his long career and what it means to compete in the Olympic Games at 35 years of age. After qualifying for the next round, Lewis is interviewed.

Costas recaps the women's semifinals soccer games: Shannon MacMillan (USA) scored the winning goal in overtime to beat Norway 2-1. China beat Brazil 3-2 and will face the United States in the finals.

Stones covers the men's high jump event: results Austin (USA) takes the gold medal with a jump of 7 feet, 10 ¼ inches, Partyka (Poland) takes the silver medal with a jump of 7 feet, 9½ inches, and Smith (Great Britain) takes the bronze medal with a jump of 7 feet, 8 ½ inches.

Sports commentator Cris Collinsworth interviews Austin (USA) about his gold medal win.

Sports commentator Dick Enberg provides a retrospective of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta in a segment titled "Dick Enberg's Moments."

Sports commentators John Tesh, Tim Daggett and Elfi Schlegel provide coverage of men's gymnastics floor exercises: Vitaly Scherbo (Belarus) receives a score of 9.275, Yevgeny Podgorny (Russia) receives a score of 9.550, and Aleksei Nemov (Russia) receives a score of 9.800.

Notable commercials and/or promos include the following: Emmitt Smith for Reebok.


  • DATE: July 28, 1996 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 01:03:43
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 112281
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Artistic Gymnastics, floor exercises men
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  • Bob Costas … Anchor Sports Commentator
  • Dwight Stones … Sports Commentator
  • Cris Collinsworth … Sports Commentator
  • Dick Enberg … Sports Commentator
  • Elfi Schlegel … Sports Commentator
  • Tim Daggett … Sports Commentator
  • John Tesh … Sports Commentator
  • Charles Austin … Athlete
  • Javier Sotomayor … Athlete
  • Artur Partyka … Athlete
  • Steve Smith … Athlete
  • Balazs Kiss … Athlete
  • Lance Deal … Athlete
  • Aleksei Krykun … Athlete
  • Carl Lewis … Athlete
  • Mike Powell … Athlete
  • Shannon MacMillan … Athlete
  • Ivan Pedroso … Athlete
  • Vitaly Scherbo … Athlete
  • Yevgeny Podgorny … Athlete
  • Aleksei Nemov … Athlete
  • Ioannis Melissanidis … Athlete
  • Emmitt Smith … Talent, Reebok Commercial