Iconic Images in Summer Olympics History

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  • Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympic Games
  • Michael Phelps Beijing Olympics
  • Michael Johnson 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Jesse Owens Berlin Olympics
  • Kerri Strug 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Greg Louganis 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Bob Beamon 1968 Mexico Olympics
  • Magic Johnson 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Muhammad Ali 1996 Olympics

Sprinting Into History

American sprinter Michael Johnson made history during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta when he became the first male to win both the 200 meter dash and the 400 meter dash in the same Olympics.

(Photo: Henri Szwarc/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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