Atlanta Olympics memorable moments: Muhammad Ali Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 7 ALLEN EYESTONE Boxing great Muhammad Ali lights the wick to ignite the cauldron during the Opening Ceremonies for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. (Cox Staff Photo/Allen Eyestone) 2 / 7 Clive Brunskill Muhammad Ali lights the torch at Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Clive Brunskill/Allsport 3 / 7 Terry Lyons Muhammad Ali pays a visit to the Dream Team at The Omni Hotel. The basketball players are (left to right) Scottie Pippen, Reggie Miller, John Stockton, and Karl Malone. (Special to the AJC/Terry Lyons) 4 / 7 ALLEN EYESTONE Swimmer Janet Evans carries the flame up the ramp to pass to Muhammad Ali during the Opening Ceremonies. (Cox Staff Photo/Allen Eyestone) 5 / 7 Michael Cooper Muhammad Ali holds the torch before lighting the flame during the Opening Ceremony. Photo by Michael Cooper 6 / 7 ALLEN EYESTONE Muhammad Ali watches the wick that is about to ignite the cauldron. (Cox Staff Photo/Allen Eyestone) 7 / 7 Michael Cooper Muhammad Ali holds the torch before lighting the cauldron. Michael Cooper /Allsport Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.