A History of RINGO at the Olympics "... a revolt against discrimination - racial, religious or political ... "
- Avery Brundage (I.O.C. president, 1952 - 1972)
III. July 19th to August 4th, 1996 - Atlanta, U.S.A.   Atlanta '96 )
1996 was the first appearance for RINGO at the Summer Olympics. For these special Centennial Games, RINGO received a complete face lift. A variety of colourful images, depicting different Olympic sports, were used in the background on the game cards. Also special coloured pictographs were designed to represent the events.

For Atlanta, one contest* was produced that took place over an 8 day period during the 2nd half of the Olympic Games, starting on July 28th. On the same day Canada won 4 medals with Donovan Bailey winning the gold in the 100m sprint in a world record time of 9.84 seconds. Other medal winners included Marnie McBean and Kathleen Heddle with a gold in the double sculls, Silken Laumann, a silver and Derek Porter a silver, both in single sculls.
* RINGO was scheduled from July 28, 1996 to August 3, 1996.

The following were the rules for the Canadian Olympic Team playing RINGO at the Olympic Village in 1996.

1. WHO MAY PLAY? - Accredited members of Canada's Olympic Summer Team, participating at the Atlanta '96 Olympic Summer Games, qualify to play RINGO.
2. WHEN TO PLAY? - During the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Journal Canada will publish 5 daily RINGOs. There are ninety-seven (97) different RINGOs.
3. HOW TO PLAY? - RINGO is an Olympic version of the popular Bingo game. The object of the game is to match either a row of five RINGOs, horizontally, vertically, diagonally or all four corners. Of the 25 squares on the card, the centre, with the COA emblem, is "free".
4. HOW TO WIN? - The player with the earliest validated winning card wins a prize.
5. VALIDATION: - The player must bring the completed card, (the player's name and sport), to the Mission Administration Officer, day or night, at the Olympic Village for verification. If the player has a winning card, the Administration Officer signs the card, indicating the exact time and date of verification, and immediately notifies the Chef de Mission, by saying, "RINGO". The names of the winners and their prizes will be published in Journal Canada.
Prizes included:
  - dinner with Carol Anne Letheren, I.O.C. member and C.E.O. of the Canadian Olympic Association
- Samboro Luggage certificate
- dinner with a friend in Buckhead at the Asti Restaurant