Great Olympic Moments: Do You Remember When?

Do you remember where you were when you witnessed these amazing Olympic moments?

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Michael Johnson's Golden<br /> America's Michael Johnson showed he not only had golden shoes when he set a new world record time of 19.32 seconds in the men's 200 meters during Centennial Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium in Atlanta. Johnson also won gold in the 400-meters.
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Lewis' Last Jump:<br />nSouth Jersey-native Carl Lewis came up golden again when he won his ninth gold medal at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. His long jump of 8.50 meters beat out James Beckford of Jamaica as Lewis became one of the rare Olympians to win gold in the same event four times.
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Mary Lou's Perfect 10s<br /> Mary Lou Retton won all-around gold in 1984 by posting perfect 10s in both the floors exercise and vault making herself a household name.
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Louganis Strikes Gold, & His Head<br /> Diving legend Greg Louganis won gold for the U.S. in the 3-meter springboard at the 1988 Games in Seoul despite hitting his head in the preliminaries. It was one of two medals Louganis won in 1988 to add to two he won in Los Angeles four years earlier. Years later Louganis revealed he was HIV-positive when he hit his head.
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Johnson Gets Busted<br /> Canada's Ben Johnson out ran Carl Lewis for a then world record 9.79 seconds 100-meter dash. After the competition it came out that Johnson had tested positive for a banned substance and the gold was awarded to Lewis instead.
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An Assist From Dad>br /> Derek Redmond of Great Britain didn't win, he didn't even technically finish but after injuring his leg during the Men's 400-meter semi-final, his dad Jim jumped onto the track to help his son towards the finish line anyway.
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Bel Carries Kerri Off<br /> U.S. gymnast Kerri Strug took home gold for the Women's Gymnastics Team by finishing a vault and sticking the landing despite barely being able to put weight on one leg. The image of coach Bela Karolyi carrying an injured yet triumphant Strug is an iconic image of the Atlanta Games.
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Michael Johnson's Golden<br /> America's Michael Johnson showed he not only had golden shoes when he set a new world record time of 19.32 seconds in the men's 200 meters during Centennial Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium in Atlanta. Johnson also won gold in the 400-meters.
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Gardner's Greco-Roman Gold:br /> Russia’s Alexandre Kareline hadn’t lost in any 130kg Greco-Roman Wrestling event in 13 years when America’s Rulan Gardner shocked the world by beating him at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
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Lezak Reaches for Phelps' 8th Gold<br /> To win his record eighth gold medal at the Beijing Games, Michael Phelps needed some help from his friends. Jason Lezak (in pool) dramatically outreached France’s Alain Bernard to win the Men's 4x100 Medley Relay along with teammates Aaron Piersol, Havertown’s Brendan Hansen and Phelps in a new world record time of 3:29:34.
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A "Bolt" of Lightning<br /> Jamaica’s Usain Bolt put to rest any argument over who was the fastest man alive when he set new Olympic records in the Men’s 100-meter and 200-meter sprints at the Beijing Games. His time in the 100-meters solidified his nickname “Lightning” bolt after he ran the race in a world-record 9.69 seconds.
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