Relive the Dream on July 16 as Centennial Olympic Park Celebrates 20 Years of Olympic Legacy

Jun. 08, 2016

ATLANTA, GA (June 8, 2016)- A star-studded 20th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Summer Olympics is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Centennial Olympic Park, featuring live entertainment, a dazzling fireworks show, food trucks and an Olympic volunteer reunion. Elevating Atlanta to international status and recognition, the 1996 Summer Olympics united the world in friendship and peace—and the festivities in July will celebrate the glories of the Games, reuniting the athletic heroes, volunteers, the organizing team and fans at the event’s greatest lasting legacy – 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park.

Relive the Dream on July 16- 20th anniversary of Centennial Olympic Park


Members of the Gold Medal-winning “Magnificent Seven” U.S.A. women’s gymnastics team, other Olympic athletes, and dignitaries such as Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Ambassador Andrew Young, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) Chairman and CEO, Billy Payne, and ACOG Chief Operating Officer, A.D. Frazier, are scheduled to participate.

The summer’s must-attend event is free and open to the public. Scheduled to appear are the following: Musical performances 

  • Atlanta’s premier entertainment booking agency Absolute Entertainment presents high energy show band A-Town A-List
  • Country music artist Colby Dee
  • Long-running Atlanta folk/Americana act Banks & Shane
  • Atlanta’s gospel-influenced SEEiT Choir

 Gold medal-winning Olympic athletes 

  • Five-time Olympic medalist, considered the greatest female distance swimmer of all time, and penultimate Olympic torch runner, Janet Evans
  • Ten-time Olympic medalist, Sports Illustrated’ s Olympian of the Century by, track and field legend, Carl Lewis
  • Atlanta’s top gold medalist among all athletes, with four golds in 1996 and two more in 2000, swimmer Amy Van Dyken
  • First-ever USA Women’s Team Gymnastics Olympic Champions, the “Magnificent

Seven”, including Amy Chow, Dominique Moceanu, Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phillips and Shannon Miller

  • Five-time Olympian with four gold medals and one bronze, one of Sports Illustrated’s “100 Greatest Female Athletes of the 20th Century”, University of Georgia’s own Lady Bulldog basketball player,Teresa Edwards

Join the conversation and get event updates by liking the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games – 20th Anniversary Celebration page on Facebook or

Since the 1996 Olympic Games, Centennial Olympic Park has attracted $2.2 billion of new development to Downtown Atlanta – including nine hotels, seven residential towers, and attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, Center for Civil and Human Rights, the College Football Hall of Fame, and SkyView Atlanta- with an additional $1.5 billion of development planned for the future.


Morgan Smith-Williams, PR Specialist

Centennial Olympic Park | [email protected]

About the Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) now includes Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the 3.9 million- square-foot convention center, the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome, and 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park. Additionally, GWCCA manages operations of the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. These public facilities represent the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world. This past year, the GWCCA hosted 555 events and welcomed more than 2.4 million visitors who generated $1.33 billion in economic impact to the State of Georgia.

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