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Atlanta 1996: The Redneck Games

From Melbourne to Montreal, Munich to Mexico City, the CBC has roamed the planet to beam Olympic history into Canadian living rooms. We take a look back and, through the eyes of CBC correspondents, experience decades of Olympic triumph and heartbreak. At first, it's via crackling shortwave. Later, live TV coverage flows around-the-clock from the other side of the globe.

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Peter Jordan wins a bronze medal in the mud pit belly flop.
Medium: Television
Program: 1996 Olympics
Broadcast Date: Aug. 1, 1996
Reporter: Peter Jordan
Duration: 3:18

Last updated: August 16, 2013

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