The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a domestic terrorist pipe bombing attack on Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 27, 1996, during the Summer Olympics. The blast directly killed one person and injured 111 others; another person later died of a heart attack. It was the first of four bombings committed by Eric Rudolph.
On July 27, 1996, a single homemade pipe bomb left in a knapsack exploded amid a crowd of spectators in Centennial Olympic Park, near the main sites of the Olympic Games in Atlanta. The blast caused by the crude device killed one person and injured 112 others. A photojournalist also died, of a heart attack while running to cover the event.
The bombing, which occurred The bombing at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park in 1996 made Richard Jewell a suspect in the attack, though he was later cleared of all charges. Live TV
February 2, 1998 - Rudolph is named as a suspect in the Olympic Park bombing. October 14, 1998 - Rudolph, also a suspect in a bombing at an abortion clinic in Alabama, is formally charged in...
The 1996 Olympics bombing Eight days after the Olympic Games began in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park in 1996, chaos ensued. Richard Jewell, working as a security guard at the Games, found a backpack containing three pipe bombs. Jewell quickly alerted authorities and helped evacuate the area before the bombs went off.
Midway through the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, three pipe bombs went off in the Centennial Olympic Park, killing two people and injuring 111. The man behind the bombing was...
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 28: Richard Jewell smiles during a press conference in Atlanta, Ga. Jewell was cleared as a suspect in the July 27 bombing of Centennial Olympic Park, three months after the...
Richard Allensworth Jewell (born Richard White; December 17, 1962 – August 29, 2007) was an American security guard and law enforcement officer who alerted police during the Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. For months afterwards he was suspected of planting the bomb, leading to adverse publicity that "came to symbolize the excesses of law enforcement and the news media."
Eric Rudolph, not Richard Jewell, was the real perpetrator of the Atlanta Summer Olympic bombing in 1996. Jack Huston portrays him in the CBS series Manhunt: Deadly Games.
Atlanta Olympics Bombing, famously known as the Centennial Olympic Park bombing happened during the Summer Olympics on July 27, 1996. However, the security guard of the Park, Richard Jewell discovered the bomb before blasting and saved hundreds of lives before clearing the park.