Events in Sport in August 1996

  • Aug 1 French sprinter Marie-José Pérec wins the 200m final at the Atlanta Olympics to become only the 2nd athlete to win the 200-400m Olympic double (Valerie Brisco-Hooks 1984)
  • Aug 1 American athlete Michael Johnson wins 200m at the Atlanta Olympics in a world record 19.32 seconds to become the first man to complete the 200m-400m double
  • Aug 1 Tiffeny Milbrett scores the winner as the US beats China 2-1 at the Atlanta Olympics for the first ever Olympic gold medal in women's soccer
  • Aug 1 Dan O'Brien wins the decathlon gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics to become the first American since Bruce Jenner in 1976 to win the gruelling event

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 4 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Edmonton CC: Laura Davies wins by 2 from Karrie Webb and Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Aug 4 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 4 J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, and N Hanlon inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Aug 5 Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
  • Aug 11 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla GC KY
  • Aug 11 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • Aug 18 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 25 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 27 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli