Muhammad Ali returned to light the torch at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002. He first delighted spectators at the opening ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Games when he lit the Olympic torch. Photo: AFP

WATCH: eight landmark moments from the history of the Olympic Games

The Olympic Games have delivered many defining moments through the years. Episodes that will go down in world history and which transcended the sporting element of the occasion

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Muhammad Ali returned to light the torch at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002. He first delighted spectators at the opening ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Games when he lit the Olympic torch. Photo: AFP
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