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The power of the dream

The Centennial Olympic Games began on July 19, 1996 in Atlanta Georgia and Celine Dion helped open the 1996 Summer Olympics by performing a song written exclusively for the Games. The Power Of The Dream was written by David Foster, Linda Thompson and Kenny "BabyFace" Edmonds.
Celine was attracted to the project because of the Games' international importance and the example Olympic athletes represent.
"It is an honour to sing for the world's athletes", she said. "The sacrifices they made, their dedication and commitment to a single purpose and the hard work they have gone through makes every one of them a hero for having earned the priviledge of being on that field for the Opening Ceremony".
The Opening Ceremonies began at 8:00pm EDT and was broadcast to an expected worldwide television audience of more than 3.5 billion people.