Atlanta Olympics 1996

The 1996 Summer Olympics, known officially as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially as the Centennial Olympic Games, 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. The International Olympic Committee voted in 1986 to separate the Summer and Winter Games, which had been held in the same year since 1924, and place them in alternating even-numbered years, beginning in 1994. The 1996 Summer Games were the first to be staged in a different year from the Winter Games. Atlanta became the fifth American city to host the Olympic Games and the third to hold a Summer Olympic Games.

Sri Lankan Participation at Atlanta Olympics

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    Mrs. Sriyani Kulawansha

    1992 - Barcelona- Athletics
    1996 - Atlanta- Athletics
    2000 - Sydney- Athletics
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    Miss. Pushpamali Ramanayake

    1992 - Barcelona- Rifle Shooting
    1996 - Atlanta - Rifle Shooting
    2004 - Athens- Rifle Shooting
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    Mr. Chintaka de Zoysa

    1996 - Atlanta- Athletics
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    Mr. Mahesh Perera

    1996 - Atlanta- Athletics
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    Mr. Sugath Thilakarathne

    1996 - Atlanta- Athletics
    2000 - Sydney- Athletics
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    Mr. Benildus Fernando

    1996 - Atlanta- Athletics
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    Mrs. Susanthika Jayasinghe

    1996 - Atlanta- Athletics
    2000 - Sydney- Athletics
    2004 - Athens- Athletics
    2008 - Beijing- Athletics
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    Mr. Janaka Biyanwila

    1996 - Atlanta- Swimming
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    Mrs. Malini Wickramasinghe

    1996 - Atlanta - Rifle Shooting
    2000 - Sydney- Rifle Shooting
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