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Security is No. 1 priority at major sporting events

...Not only are sports facilities at risk, but so are the public areas where fans and spectators congregate. At the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, a backpack bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, killing one person and injuring more than 100...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-04-16/security-no-1-priority-major-spor
Olympic board gives away $100 million in profits

...business at the end of October, eight months after the games. It took Atlanta four years to close the books on the 1996 Summer Games. The $100 million isn't the biggest Olympic profit; Los Angeles holds the record for making $225 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/19/oth_353470.shtml
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Ramblin' Rhodes - few entertainers like Little Richard

...Springsteen and Hootie and the Blowfish. When 8,000 Olympic competitors rushed onto the field at the closing of the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta last August, there was Little Richard in the huge closing jam session with B.B. King and other stars...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/10/ent_202351.shtml
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Atlanta seeking big sports events, income

...tremendous amount of pride in that we can attract events, that people want to come to our city." Playing host to the 1996 Summer Games has only whetted Atlanta's appetite for sports "mega-events" that bring mega-bucks to the host city. Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/03/bus_227301.shtml
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Pommel 'hoss'

...himself that involved following in his parents' footsteps, taking pre-med classes, make the Olympic team for the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and then head to medical school. Then in his junior year, Jay changed his mind, changing his major...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2008-08-25/pommel-hoss
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Olympic whistle-blower returns to scene of bribes

...head of finance for the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer; and Pat Glisson, Atlanta's financial chief for the 1996 Summer Games. Even with three new deals worth $30 million signed last Friday, SLOC still has budget cuts of $84 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/18/oth_261677.shtml
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IOC to hold emergency meeting

...an IOC member from Finland got a job from the Ontario government after a request from the group seeking to win the 1996 Summer Games for Toronto. USA Today said Bjarne Haggman, who later was divorced from Pirjo Haggman, worked for 20 months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/16/oth_250410.shtml
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Local and area briefs

...in Atlanta will put its last $100,000 into an endowment fund to maintain outdoor sculptures commissioned for the 1996 Summer Games. The special fund will cover the cost of a conservator who will inspect the artwork twice a year and oversee special...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/19/met_210098.shtml
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Overtime: Stallions sign 4 more players

...spent $12,000 entertaining the IOC president's wife and a friend in 1990 while the city was trying to land the 1996 Summer Games. "The American South is famous for its hospitality," the 79-year-old Spaniard told a House panel Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/16/oth_278105.shtml
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Mitchell says ethics inquiry of scandal will look ahead

...That's what we were asked to do." The USOC said it had no plans to investigate Atlanta's successful quest for the 1996 Summer Games. Charlie Battle, the head of International Relations for Atlanta's bid, said this week that his group gave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/21/oth_254080.shtml
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