Atlanta was selected to host the 1996 Summer Olympics in 1990. In that time leading up to the games, Atlanta spent approximately $1.7 billion on getting the games ready, most of that money coming from private investment. It was, after all, the centennial anniversary of the Olympics. The games were ultimately a success and ended up profiting, despite a pipe bomb being set off to protest abortion/gay rights that killed two and injured 111. The highlights of the games included Andre Agassi's Gold Medal and Donnavan Bailey's world record 100 meter run. This original Summer Olympics hat, deadstock with original tags still attached, is from the 1996 games in Atlanta, GA.