The 1996 Summer Olympics known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad known as Atlanta 1996, referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, were an international multi-sport event, held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, U. S; these Games, which were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States United States Of America won 1994 FIFA World Cup, marked the centennial of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens—the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games. They were the first since 1924 to be held in a different year from a Winter Olympics, under a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years. More than 10,000 athletes from 197 National Olympic Committees competed in 26 sports, including the Olympic debuts of beach volleyball, mountain biking, softball, as well as the new disciplines of lightweight rowing and women's football. 24 countries made their Summer Olympic debut in Atlanta, including eleven former Soviet republics participating for the first time as independent nations.
The hosting United States led the medal count with a total of 101 medals, the most gold and silver medals out of all countries. The U. S. topped the medal count for the first time since 1984, for the first time since 1968 in a non-boycotted Summer Olympics. Notable performances during competition included those of Andre Agassi—who became the first men's singles tennis player to combine a career Grand Slam with an Olympic gold medal, Donovan Bailey—who set a new world record of 9.84 for the men's 100 meters, Lilia Podkopayeva—who became the second gymnast to win an individual event gold after winning the all-round title in the same Olympics. The festivities were marred by violence on July 27, when Eric Rudolph detonated pipe bombs at Centennial Olympic Park—a downtown park, built to serve as a public focal point for the Games' festivities, killing 1 and injuring 111. In 2003, Rudolph confessed to the bombing and a series of related attacks on abortion centers and a gay bar, was sentenced to life in prison.
He claimed that the bombing was meant to protest the U. S. government's sanctioning of "abortion on demand". The Games turned a profit, helped by record revenue from sponsorship deals and broadcast rights, reliance on private funding, among other factors; the Games faced criticism for being overly commercialized, as well as other issues noted by European officials, such as the availability of food and transport. The event had a lasting impact on the city. Atlanta was selected on September 18, 1990, in Tokyo, over Athens, Manchester and Toronto at the 96th IOC Session; the city entered the competition as a dark horse. The US media criticized it as a second-tier city and complained of Georgia's Confederate history. However, the IOC Evaluation Commission ranked Atlanta's infrastructure and facilities the highest, while IOC members said that it could guarantee large television revenues similar to the success of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Additionally, former US ambassador to the UN and Atlanta mayor Andrew Jackson Young touted Atlanta's civil rights history and reputation for racial harmony.
Young wanted to showcase a reformed American South. The strong economy of Atlanta and improved race relations in the South helped to impress the IOC officials; the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games proposed a substantial revenue-sharing with the IOC, USOC, other NOCs. Atlanta's main rivals were Toronto, whose front-running bid that began in 1986 had chances to succeed after Canada had held a successful 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Melbourne, who hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and after Brisbane, Australia's failed bid for the 1992 games and prior to Sydney, Australia's successful 2000 Summer Olympics bid; this would be Toronto's fourth failed attempt since 1960. Greece, the home of the ancient and first modern Olympics, was considered by many observers the "natural choice" for the Centennial Games. However, Athens bid chairman Spyros Metaxa demanded that it be named as the site of the Olympics because of its "historical right due to its history", which may have caused resentment among delegates.
Furthermore, the Athens bid was described as "arrogant and poorly prepared", being regarded as "not being up to the task of coping with the modern and risk-prone extravaganza" of the current Games. Athens faced numerous obstacles, including "political instability, potential security problems, air pollution, traffic congestion and the fact that it would have to spend about $3 billion to improve its infrastructure of airports, rail lines and other amenities". In 1997, Athens was awarded to host the 2004 Summer Olympics; the total cost of the 1996 Summer Olympics was estimated to be around $1.7 billion. The venues and the Games themselves were funded via private investment, the only public funding came from the U. S. government for security, around $500 million of public money used on physical public infrastructure including streetscaping, road improvements, Centennial Olympic Park, expansion of th
Christopher Holden is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 41st Assembly District, which encompasses the northern San Gabriel Valley, he is a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus. Prior to his election to the Assembly in 2012, Holden was a Mayor and City Councilmember in Pasadena, he is the son of longtime Los Angeles politician Nate Holden. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Holden was a Pasadena City Councilman, a former Mayor of the city, serving from 1997 to 1999, he is the second longest-serving city council member in the city's history, having served since 1989. Holden is an alumnus of San Diego State University, he first ran for seat 3 of the Pasadena City Council in 1985, but lost narrowly to incumbent Loretta Thompson-Glickman. He was elected four years and was appointed Mayor in 1997. During his term, the City charter was revised to allow for open election of the mayor. However, in the first citywide mayoral election, Holden was defeated by former Councilmember and former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.
Holden served as the Assembly Majority Floor Leader. In 2014, Holden was reelected to the Assembly with 59% of the vote. Nathaniel Tsai, the 18-year-old challenger to Holden, finished with 41% of the vote. In his first term, Holden introduced legislation to require California schools to teach about the significance of the Barack Obama presidency, he introduced legislation to tackle the problem of grease thievery at restaurants. He introduced legislation to study and foster economic development and job creation. Official website—41st State Assembly district Campaign website Chris Holden Blog
Oru Kai Osai is a Tamil film and directed by K. Bhagyaraj; this is Bhagyaraj's second film as a director. This film created an impact and was well received by the audience for its unique characterization and unexpected climax; the film was remade in Telugu as Pranaya Geetham. Ashwini is a doctor, she sees Bhagyaraj at different instances trying to attempt suicide. Bhagyaraj, during his childhood, had lost his voice by seeing his mother drowning and losing her life while crossing a flooded river. Due to his disability, he thinks that life has no meaning for him anymore, which becomes the reason for his multiple suicide attempts. Ashwini, as a doctor, gives basic treatment to Bhagyaraj, which leads to Bhagyaraj falling in love with her. Bhagyaraj has a relative, who has a crush on him irrespective of his disability; when Ponni decides to express her love to Bhagyaraj, she comes to know that he is in love with Ashwini. She decides not to express her love to him anymore. One fine day, her brother arrives to the village to stay with her.
Ashwini used to have a lover, killed in a train accident before their marriage. The little girl, i.e. Ashwini's daughter gets attached to Bhagyaraj. Ashwini's cousin brother and Ponni get attracted to each other as well. After a point of time, Bhagyaraj is separated from his village and stays on the other side of the river for seven days as he had fought with his fellow villagers. During that time, he sees Ashwini's daughter attempting to cross the flooding river to see him, he shouts at her to not come towards him. By doing so, he regains his voice as before. After getting back his voice, he decides to talk Ashwini before talking to anyone. Meanwhile, Ashwini decides to marry Bhagyaraj as she feels that Bhagyaraj would be a good father to her daughter. On their marriage day, Ashwini sees her'dead' lover as one of the marriage attendees, it is revealed. He had been was pickpocketed by a thief, the one who died, seeing the wallet, everyone misunderstood him as the one who died. Bhagyaraj decides to unite Ashwini with her lover, Ponni with Ashwini's cousin, they get married.
Bhagyaraj acts like he is dumb till the end. K. Bhagyaraj Ashwini K. K. Soundar Kovai Senthil Kallapetti Singaram as Tea shop owner The music composed by M. S. Viswanathan, while lyrics written by Muthulingam, Chidambaranathan and Bairavi. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcsMwTpZyY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXn48R1YioI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nanre23hiEo