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Women of 1996 Atlanta Olympics showcased in new Peacock shows

Peacock will air two shows celebrating female stars marking the 25th anniversary of the 1996 Atlanta Games leading up to the Tokyo Olympics.

“The ’96 Effect,” a three-part documentary series on the U.S. women’s teams that took gold at the Centennial Games in basketball, gymnastics, softball and soccer, starts streaming on June 17. Those athletes were among the first generation of women who became world-class athletes during the Title IX era.

Athletes featured include Lisa Leslie, Dawn Staley and Sheryl Swoopes in basketball (plus coach Tara VanDerveer); Amanda Borden, Dominique Dawes and Shannon Miller in gymnastics; Laura Berg, Lisa Fernandez and Dot Richardson in softball and Brandi Chastain, Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Shannon MacMillan and Briana Scurry in soccer.