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Last week, the United States Olympic Committee chose Boston as the U. But not Bobby Rearden, who passed away last weekend.

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“We probably have had eight or 10 proposals come our way from people who felt like they could get the thing going again,” says Bob Cowhig, director of planning and development for the SMMA.

“And every time we got into it, there were just some financial issues we weren’t comfortable with.” Cowhig says most offers didn’t have the financial backing they needed.

Lasting Legacies Even though the 1996 Games were termed the “Atlanta Olympics,” events were held throughout Georgia.

The rowing venue on Lake Lanier in Gainesville is now a rowing club.

In the early 1990s Atlanta beat out five other cities to win the bid to host the 1996 Olympics.

It was a moment that put an international spotlight on Atlanta, and city officials have announced plans to celebrate its anniversary. 18, a reunion party will be held for the city officials who represented the city in its final Olympic bid in Tokyo back in 1990. That news reminded us of how, back before the 1996 games, many people thought it would be a long shot for Atlanta to be an Olympics host.

Failure To Launch The once-vibrant Olympic Tennis Stadium in Stone Mountain, where Andre Agassi and Lindsay Davenport won gold for the U. Most of the surrounding practice courts are cracked and overgrown with weeds.

After the Olympics, the complex hosted a few tournaments, but they didn’t generate much revenue.

For example, the recreation center has developed a robust SCUBA diving program.

It also houses an outdoor center, where students can sign up for kayaking, camping and hiking trips or rent equipment on their own.

The Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers still hosts equestrian competitions — as well as concerts and festivals.

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