Atlanta 1996

Games Trivia


The torch depicted in the Atlanta logo consists of the five Olympic rings and the number 100. Atlanta 1996 marked 100 years since the first modern summer Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896.


The motto of the Atlanta Games was "Celebration of the Century".


Izzy was the official mascot of the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics. Izzy was first introduced at the Closing Cermenoy of the Barcelona 1992 Games as 'Whatizit' (What is it?). Unlike the Olympic mascots before it, Izzy did not represent a nationally-significant animal or human figure. Instead Izzy was a computer animated figure with the ability to morph into different forms.