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Aruba at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Aruba sent a delegation to compete at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States from 19 July to 4 August 1996. This was Aruba's third appearance at a Summer Olympic Games since separating from the Netherlands Antilles; the Aruban delegation consisted of three competitors and field athlete Miguel Janssen, weightlifter Junior Faro, cyclist Lucien Dirksz. Janseen was eliminated in the first round of the men's 200 metres, Faro finished 21st in the men's middleweight, Dirksz failed to finish his event; the Aruban Olympic Committee was recognised by the International Olympic Committee on 1 January 1986. Aruba made its Olympic debut as a distinct territory soon after, at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, they have participated in every Summer Olympic Games since; the 1996 Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, United States, from 19 July to 4 August 1996. Atlanta was Aruba's third time participating in the Summer Olympics; the Aruban delegation to these Olympics consisted of three competitors and field athlete Miguel Janssen, weightlifter Junior Faro, cyclist Lucien Dirksz.

Faro was chosen as the flag-bearer for the opening ceremony. Miguel Janssen was 25 years old at the time of the Atlanta Olympics, was making his only Olympic appearance. On 31 July, he took part in the first round of the men's 200 metres, was drawn into heat ten, he finished the race in 21.72 seconds and last in his heat, he was eliminated from the competition. The gold medal was won by Michael Johnson of the United States in 19.32 seconds, the silver medal was earned by Frankie Fredericks of Namibia, the bronze was won by Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago. Lucien Dirksz was 27 years old at the time of these Olympics, had represented Aruba at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. On 31 July, he took part in the 221.85 kilometres men's road race, but failed to finish the competition. The gold medal was won by 56 seconds. Isnarda "Junior" Faro was 18 years old at the time of the Atlanta Olympics, would, 8 years represent Aruba again at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In Olympic weightlifting a competitor is given three tries to lift a weight of their choice in the snatch, with the best of their three attempts counting.

If an athlete posts a mark in the snatch, they get three attempts at the clean and jerk, with the best of the three marks counting. A final score is determined by adding the best mark posted in the snatch and the clean and jerk together. On 24 July, Faro took part in the men's under 76 kg competition, meaning competitors had to weigh in at or below 76 kg. In the snatch, he lifted 102.5 kg, 107.5 kg, 112.5 kg. In the clean and jerk, he lifted 132.5 kg in his first attempt, 137.5 kg in his second, failed at 142.5 kg in his third and final try. His combined lift of 250.0 kg put him 21st and last among those who posted marks for both phases of the competition. The gold medal was won by Pablo Lara of Cuba with a combined lift of 367.5 kg, the silver medal was taken by Yoto Yotov of Bulgaria, the bronze medal was earned by Jon Chol-ho of North Korea. Aruba at the 1995 Pan American Games

Stis Akres Ap' Ta Matia Sou

Stis Akres Ap' Ta Matia Sou is an international album by popular Greek artist Eleftheria Arvanitaki released in 2006 through her Verve Records contract under the EmArcy label. The album consists of 14 selected songs from her local 2005 compilation release, Dromoi Paralliloi, that reflect the wide interpretative qualities of Eleftheria with traditional and western rhythms. "Stis Akres Ap' Ta Matia Sou" "Ena Ohi" "Ti Leipei" "Stin Arhi Tou Tragoudiou" "Me Tin Plati" "Thelo Na Se Do" "Mi Fevgeis" "Ki Ola Arhizoun Allios" "Trele Tsingane" "Afto To Vrady" "Erotiko" "Adeia Mou Agkalia" "Kryvomai Sto Antio" "Kapou Iparhi I Agapi Mou"