Largest attendance at an Olympic Games

Largest attendance at an Olympic Games
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Who
Atlanta Olympic Games, 1996
What
8300000 people
Where
United States
When
1996

A total of 8.3 million tickets were sold for the 1996 Games held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA – often referred to as the “Centennial Olympics”. This equates to more than half a million spectators watching on each day of the two-week event, which was dominated by Michael Johnson’s (USA, pictured) gold medal-winning runs in the 200 m and 400 m. By comparison, “only” 6.8 million tickets were sold for the 2008 Games in Beijing.