Women’s soccer was added to the Olympic Games for the first time ever and while it was only an eight-team competition, it was a rousing success capped by the U.S. 2-1 victory over China in the gold-medal game.
Bud Greenspan's first film was a 15-minute documentary on gold medal weightlifter John Davis, whom he met working as an extra in the Metropolitan Opera chorus. Greenspan would go on to document every Olympic Games from 1984 to 2010, winning eight Emmy Awards. He was inducted into the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Order.
After failing to win a medal in his first three Olympics, speed skater Dan Jansen set a world record and won gold in his final Olympic race, the 1,000 meters in the Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Winter Games.