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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.
Carrying the Olympic Torch
Rio de Janeiro (August 2, 2016)
ATLANTA 1996 Board Member Amadou DIA BA carrying the Olympic Torch in Rio de Janeiro! Amadou DIA DA is Vice President of the World Olympian Association (WOA) and Member of the IOC Athletes Commission. Amadou is a retired Senegalese athlete...
Atlanta, USA (July 18, 2016)
Twenty years ago Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympic Games from July 19 - August 4, 1996, with the Georgia Tech campus serving as the Home of the Olympic Village – where the athletes lived – and as the venue for swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, modern pentathlon, boxing, and Paralympic volleyball.
vs CHARLESTON BATTERY
Silverbacks Park, Atlanta (June 29, 2016 - Jul 16, 2016)
ATLANTA 1996 CENTENNIAL FOUNDATION and UNITED SOCCER AFRICA present Nigeria Olympic Soccer Team match against the Charleston Battery at the Silverbacks Park of Atlanta on July 16th, 2016 at 20:00.
For tickets go to www.UnitedSoccerAfrica.com
Speaks to the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows at Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, USA (July 22, 2014)
Today, Ambassador Andrew YOUNG, ATLANTA 1996 Co-Chair spoke for an hour to the twenty five 2014 YALI Mandela Washington Fellows in residency for 6 weeks at Clark Atlanta University (CAU).
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Prince Jun Wang Fu Palace, Beijing - China (August 14, 2008)
The 2008 ATLANTA DITC PARSE Prize was awarded to Mr. Mario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA (Mexico), General Lassana PALENFO (Ivory Coast), HRH Prince Feisal AL HUSSEIN (Jordan), Dean GREENAWAY (British Virgin Islands), Joel BOUZOU (France), and Essar GABRIEL (Lebanon/France). The ATLANTA DITC 2008 LEGACY Award went to Bob BEAMON.