Five cities, including Los Angeles, set to bid on 2024 Olympics

...Californian city is bidding to bring the Summer Games back to the U.S. for the first time since Atlanta held the 1996 Olympics.On Tuesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee released the letter sent from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to the IOC...

Timeline: Highlights of 1996 Olympics

A glance back at the 1996 Olympics: July 19, Day 1: More than 10,000 athletes from 197 countries parade before 83,000 fans, including President Clinton...

Report says Atlanta underreported crimes to help land 1996 Olympics

ATLANTA -- Atlanta underreported crimes for years to help land the 1996 Olympics and pump up tourism, according to an audit commissioned by police and released Friday. Police in this relentlessly self-promoting...

World experiences shape Georgia Regents Medical Center resident

...drum and bugle corps perform when he was 16, he ended up being part of a group that performed at ceremonies in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and later performed across the country, traveling on buses and sleeping on gym floors."It was kind of...

Gov. Deal: Change Confederate license plate

...version remained in place for decades, surviving a 1993 attempt by former Gov. Zell Miller to replace it before the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.Deal commended Miller and former Gov. Roy Barnes, who was in office when the Confederate flag was removed...

Downtown Atlanta brings in big events, but there's little to do

...bringing huge events to town: the 1996 Olympics, the 2000 baseball All-Star...steered the city's bid for the 1996 Olympics, argues that the games helped...looking for other remnants of the 1996 Olympics are often disappointed. Many...

Champion at odds with the odds

...isn't pleased being a 4-1 underdog to David Reid, the only boxing gold medalist for the United States at the 1996 Olympics. "I'm not happy about that," Boudouani said. "Saturday night, I will show them they are wrong." The fight...

Other sports
MaliVai Washington among 16 wild card entries for U.S. Open

...Aug. 30. The 30-year-old Washington lost in the 1996 Wimbledon final to Richard Krajicek and also played in the 1996 Olympics. He has been sidelined with an injury most of this year. Washington also played for the U.S. Davis Cup team in...

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Billy Payne is teed off over Olympic golf

...process of putting on the Olympics. But Saturday over lunch with a dozen reporters from around the world he admitted his 1996 Olympics experience isn't quite complete. "It's clear the biggest thing missing here is golf at Augusta," said Payne...

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James R. Lyle (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

...1995-1996. During his term he helped organize a Rotary Peace Forum between Athens, Greece and Athens, Georgia during the 1996 Olympics. As District Governor, Mr. Lyle allocated funds to help establish a Rotary District Office that has served all Rotary...