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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Year In Review. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6147.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Year In Review. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6147

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1997 - Year In Review, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6147.

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Title Houstonian 1997
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
Inscription The digitization and presentation of this yearbook was made possible by a gift from Ms. Lisa Burns in honor or her service as Houstonian editor.
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Title Year In Review
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Transcript The Atlanta 96 Olympics opened to over 83.000 people packed into Olympic Stadium for a ceremony featuring approximately 11.000 competitors from 197 nations. However, competitors and audience IJdl Hvl U members were stunned with terror and O tragedy on July 27. when a pipe bomb exploded in Centennial Park, killing one a person and Injuring 1 1 1 concert-goers. American Tom Dolan won the United States" first gold medal in the swim ming 400-meter individual medh while teammate Eric Namesnik took the silver. Day five vaulted U.S. womens gymnastics into its first team gold medal in Olympic history. Kerri Strugs final vault, in which she landed on sprained left ankle and painfully hopped on one leg. kept her from the individual all-around competition. UH alumus Carl Lewis leapt 27 licet. 2.5 inches to win a fourth consecutive longjump title. He took his ninth career gold in track and field events and became the second athlete to win gold in four Olympics. However, the IS. team competed without Lewis in the 4 x 100 meter relay and finished second to Canada, the first time the United S id lost the event in an Olympics without being disqualified. Clad in gold shoes, Michael J ^hnsnn broke two Olympic- records, finishing the 400-meter in 43. \ ads and the 200-meter in 19.32 seconds. .Johnson b the nr*t man to win the 200 and the 400 in the same Olympics. Making up for missing the 1992 Olympics. I >an O'Brien became the first American in 20 years to win the d<•< arhJon Two-time defending heptathlon champion J »< Joyner-Kersee withdrew due to a right hamstring Injnrv. but still participated in the womens longjump. leapin^ 11.75 inches for the bronze, her sixth (> »L Gwen Torrence won her gold by anchoring the I' S. woi x 100 relay. She also won a bronze in the womens 100 meter. Teammate Gail Devers took the gold with 10.94 se( okds. U.S. men and women also swept gold In the 4 x 400 reMfl. The Dream Team, which included UH alumni Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. dominated on the basketball court, keeping all competitors 22 points or more from its final score. The final game against Yugoslavia ended with a 95-69 win for the United States. U.S. gold also emerged from the courts with a double gold in tennis - Andre Agassi in mens singles and Gigi Fernandez and Mary Joe Fernandez in womens double tr.im. The Olympic flame was extinguished Aug. 4 and tt Olympic flag was passed to Frank Sartor, mavor of Sydney Australia, site of the 2000 Olympic games. 1996 Olympics