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President Clinton Speaks to the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team

In this photograph, taken on July 19, 1996, President Bill Clinton addresses members of the U.S. Olympic team in advance of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was attended by former Olympic champions including Kristi Yamaguchi, Rafer Johnson, Edwin Moses, Mark Spitz, and Pam Shriver. Later that day, President Clinton delivered opening remarks at the Centennial Olympic Stadium. Clinton was the second American president to formally open an Olympic Games, following a precedent established when President Ronald Reagan opened the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 1984.
Date of Work
July 19, 1996
William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum/NARA