In 1996 the Atlanta Olympic games were held and quite naturally Delta, with is hub at Atlanta airport, was one of the sponsors.
An interesting array of partner airlines. Today, Delta is a Skyteam member. Some of the Skyteam airlines, such as Korean or Aeroméxico were already Delta partners in 1996. They were in a quite close relationship with Qualiflyer airlines (Austrian, Sabena, Swissair, TAP) and also with Malév, the Hungarian airline that hat teamed itself with TWA or even World Airways before. Also, there was an odd Virgin Atlantic partnership.