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You have reached the ATLANTA 1996 official web site. Here we hope to inspire true passion in those striving to continue the legacy of the Atlanta 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.

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.

17 Years ago the ATLANTA 1996 Concept was Created
17 Years ago the ATLANTA 1996 Concept was Created

By Prince Albert II of MONACO & Dr. Marc-Daniel GUTEKUNST

Atlanta, USA (August 4, 2013)

17 years ago, on August 4, 1996, both Albert GRIMALDI and Marc-Daniel GUTEKUNST created the ATLANTA 1996 concept.  The dream turned into reality when on May 6, 2002 Ambassador Andrew YOUNG inaugurated the ATLANTA 1996 with representatives from the 10 founding countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Eritrea, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, and the Seychelles. Since 2002, over 2000 athletes from 53 nations trained and competed with the ATLANTA 1996.