This Day in Olympics History: Aug. 1, 1996

U.S.A. sprinter Michael Johnson won gold with a world record-breaking, 200-meter run at the Atlanta Games.  This win, coupled with a gold medal in the 400-meter three days earlier, made him the first man to win both events in the same Olympics.  Read more.

This Day in Olympics History: July 30, 1976

U.S.A.’s Bruce Jenner captured decathlon gold at the Montreal Olympics, setting a world record with 8,617 points.  Jenner’s then-revolutionary training strategy was to train with great athletes from each of the 10 decathlon events. “If you train with a decathlon man,” said Jenner, “you can’t visualize that you can do much better. But if you throw the discus with Mac Wilkins or throw the shot with Al Feuerbach, then they’re 20 feet ahead of me. You learn much more that way.”   Read More.