Flashback Friday: Atlantans Remember Announcement of 1996 Olympics

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 3:14 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Last week, the United States Olympic Committee chose Boston as the U.S. bid for the 2024 Olympics.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.But not Bobby Rearden, who passed away last weekend.Rearden was a member of the “Atlanta Nine,“ the nine men and women who helped bring the games here.Now, we flip our calendars back and remember the moment, in September 1990, when Atlantans first learned their city would host the Olympics games. Atlantans share their memories 3:14 ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Share Related Storieslast_img read more