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1996 Centennial Olympic Games - 20th Anniversary Celebration


Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Avenue West NW 30313-1591 Atlanta United States
Relive the Dream and bring your family and friends to Centennial Olympic Park to celebrate the legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games. The Park will honor the Olympic and Paralympic Games, stakeholders, volunteers, staff, and venues with a free and open-to-the- public celebration.

Featuring fireworks, live entertainment, food trucks, concessions and Olympic volunteer reunion.

Gates open at 5 p.m., the program starts at 6 p.m.

Scheduled to appear:
Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
Ambassador Andrew Young
Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) Chairman and CEO, Billy Payne
ACOG Chief Operating Officer, A.D. Frazier
Shepherd Center Chairman James Shepherd
Musical performances

Performers include:
High energy show band A-Town A-List
Country music artist Colby Dee
Long-running Atlanta folk/Americana act Banks & Shane
Atlanta’s gospel-influenced SEEiT Choir

Gold medal-winning Olympic athletes:

• Five members of the Gold Medal-winning “Magnificent Seven” U.S.A. women’s gymnastics team
• Gold Medalist Paralympic Track and Field athlete and Field and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Al Mead
• Atlanta’s top gold medalist among all athletes, swimmer Amy Van Dyken
• Five-time Olympic medalist, considered the greatest female distance swimmer of all time, and penultimate Olympic torch runner, Janet Evans
• Five-time Olympian with four gold medals and one bronze, one of Sports Illustrated’s “100 Greatest Female Athletes of the 20th Century”, basketball player Teresa Edwards
• 13-Time NBA All-Star, Three-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, 1992 Dream Team coach Lenny Wilkens
• 6-Time NBA All-Star, Gold Medal-Winning 1996 Dream Team II basketball player Mitch Richmond
• Ten-time Olympic medalist and Sports Illustrated’s Olympian of the Century, track and field star Carl Lewis
• 1996's youngest Gold Medal winning Paralympic track and field athlete Dr. LeAnn Shannon