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Since 2002, over 2,000 athletes from 53 nations have competed and trained with ATLANTA 1996.

ATLANTA 1996 is a Member of the World Union of Olympic Cities (WUOC) and represents the City of Atlanta at the WUOC.

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Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)
Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)

Renews for 4 years 2010 Agrement with ATLANTA 1996

Atlanta, USA (April 18, 2014)

On September 21st, 2010, GPC President Dr. Anthony TRICOLI signed with ATLANTA 1996 Co-Chairs Ambassador Andrew YOUNG and Dr. Marc-Daniel GUTEKUNST an agreement whereby athletes in training with the ATLANTA 1996 could pursue their studies at GPC for 2 years, then based on their GPA they would transfer to any of the 36 universities and colleges that are part of GPC's Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) program including GA Tech, UGA, Syracuse University, etc. to complete their undergraduate degree (BA, BBA or BS). Today that agreement was renewed for another 4 years.

Rest-In-Peace W. Murray SANFORD
Rest-In-Peace W. Murray SANFORD

ATLANTA 1996 Sports Director - ATLANTA 1996 Competition Director - Atlanta International Prep Classic Meet Director

Marietta, Georgia - USA (November 9, 2013)

Today, W. Murray SANFORD our friend, colleague, and pillar of our institution passed away. SANFORD was our Sports Director from 2006 to 2013, and our Competition Director from 2003 to 2013. Murray SANFORD was also the Director of our Atlanta International Prep Classic (ATLANTA CLASSIC), an annual youth (14-18) Track & Field competition held at GA Tech since 2004. Today the ATLANTA 1996 is what it is because of Murray SANFORD's support, vision, commitment to excellence, and hard work. Your memory will be part of the ATLANTA 1996 forever. REST-in-PEACE Murray!