This video contains content from NBC Sports and International Olympic Committee, one or more of whom have blocked it on copyright grounds.

Sorry about that.

1996 Atlanta Opening Ceremonies - Lighting of the Cauldron

Want to watch this again later?

Sign in to add this video to a playlist.

Like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.

Don't like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.




Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Uploaded on Sep 11, 2006

(12:17am) This is the entrance of the Olympic Flame into the Olympic Stadium and the Lighting of the Cauldron by Muhammad Ali hosted by Bob Costas & Dick Enberg to the music of Beetoven's "Ode to Joy". Athletes hand-off include:
Al Oerter, Evander Holyfield, Voula Patoulidou, & Janet Evans. Others include Shaquille O'Neal & Michael Johnson. July 20th, 1996 Atlanta, Georgia USA

I recommend viewing Janet Evans' video speech under her website on being a champion where she talks about this moment.
Click on "Speaking" then "Video Preview" at lower right of page.

to add this to Watch Later

Add to