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.
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
Gold medal-winning Olympic athletes
Seven”, including Amy Chow, Dominique Moceanu, Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phillips and Shannon Miller
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.
FOR MEDIA INQUIRES AND CREDENTIALING:
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.