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Olympics 1996 - Atlanta, United States
No. of countries: 197
No. of athletes: 10320 - (6797 m + 3523 w)
No. of events: 271

Criticized for being too commercial - Coca Cola games. Transportation chaos and a bomb explosion received most of the attention. 

Alexander Karelin of Russia wins his third wrestling gold, this time without losing one single point. Number of athletes surpasses 10000 for the first time. Carl Lewis of United States wins his ninth gold in track and field, bringing him up to par with Paavo Nurmi, Finland.

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