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  • Atlanta 1996 Bid Leaders Reunite -- Photodesk


    (ATR) Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta was the setting for the reunion of people who contributed to the Atlanta 1996 winning Olympic bid.

    Charlie Battle with the Atlanta bid logo behind him. (ATR)
    Around the Rings was on the scene for the reunion celebration that marked the 25th anniversary of Atlanta being selected by the IOC as the host of the 1996 Summer Games.

    Bid leaders such as Billy Payne, Charlie Battle and Andrew Young were on-hand at the event to catch up with old friends and celebrate their remarkable achievement from 25 years ago.

    Payne and Young recalled how the bid got started and what it took to make the dream a reality. 

    After attendees had the opportunity to reunite with old friends, all settled down for a banquet dinner while bid leaders such as Charlie Battle gave speeches.

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    Written by Kevin Nutley

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