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One year later: Olympic Games left lasting impact

...at Georgia Tech, now used mainly as a seasonal staff and student swimming pool. The natatorium being built for the Georgia Games is a muchneeded part of the county's recreational facilities and will provide public swimming pools, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/20/met_211617.shtml
Metro
Georgia Games torch passes through Augusta

Two Augusta athletes were honored Tuesday afternoon when the Georgia Olympic Games torch run stopped at Fort Discovery. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joe Fabish of Augusta and Angela Hamilton of Columbia County received BellSouth Champion Awards for their success in the District Sports Festival, held in Augusta earlier this summer as a precursor to the 1997 Georgia Olympic Games.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/16/met_211428.shtml
Metro
Torch to pass through Augusta

The Georgia Games torch will pass through Augusta Tuesday on its way to Atlanta. The...Angel Hamilton and Joe Fabish, two local athletes competing in the Georgia Games, will receive Champion Recognition Awards. After the torch leaves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/15/oth_211379.shtml
Other sports
Coach mixes sport,spirit in ministry

Thwack! Just hitting a few tennis balls with neighborhood youth three years ago has mushroomed into a second career for Rhonell Williams. Mr. Williams, a retired policeman and addiction counselor, has taught students - including twins Hayward and Howard Jean, 14 - to shine on the court. The brothers are playing in the Junior U.S. Open tennis championship in Rome, Ga., this weekend. Mr. Williams' Beech Island Tennis Academy has attracted backing from Augusta-area parks and recreation departments and Grace Baptist Church in Evans.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/21/ent_210175.shtml
Things to Do | Midland Valley High School
City pool plan hits obstacle

...city for the 1999 Georgia Games, the state's largest participatory sporting event. It will be the first time the Georgia Games have been held outside Atlanta since their inception in 1990. The event, which should bring at least 10,000 amateur...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/09/met_208004.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Praise CVB, others for `team effort'

...done swiftly with Augusta's best interests at heart and, quite frankly, was the catalyst in our ability to show the Georgia Games commission how committed we were to the bid process. The work has now just begun. We, as a community, are challenged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/01/edi_207601.shtml
Editorials
Sports Council coup!

The Greater Augusta Sports Council has had a lot of success in promoting our community as a major player in minor sports. But the announcement Thursday that the city will host the 1999 Georgia Games is the Council's best coup yet. The Games are not a niche sport with a popular following. They are the state's largest participatory sporting event, patterned after the Olympics, offering more than 10,000 amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels a chance to compete for medals in at least 30 events.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/28/edi_207463.shtml
Editorials
Shakeup benefits girls team

...the team plays in yearly in hopes of grabbing the attention of college scouts. The Lady Ballers also took part in the Georgia Games, an honor for which the team was recognized during halftime of the Atlanta Dream-New York Liberty WNBA game on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/14/hig_469431.shtml
High school | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School
Area announcements

...Thomson High School on Saturday and Aug. 7 . For more information, contact Wayne Wilson at (706) 564-5357. - The Georgia Games adult softball tournament will be held on June 7 at Diamond Lakes. Entry fee is $175. To enter, call Lida Gregg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/22/oth_341848.shtml
Other sports | Evans High School | Augusta State University | North Augusta High School | South Aiken High School | T.W. Josey High School | Westside High School
Young bowler has been perfect on three occasions

...helping his mother during her league events, and at 7 he joined a youth bowling league and won many awards. During the Georgia Games, at the age of 15, he won two gold medals, a silver and three bronze medals. He was also a member of the Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/17/ric_195231.shtml
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