You have reached the ATLANTA 1996 official web site. Here we hope to inspire true passion in those striving to continue the legacy of the Atlanta 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
Since 2002, over 2,000 athletes from 53 nations have competed and trained with ATLANTA 1996.
ATLANTA 1996 is a Member of the World Union of Olympic Cities (WUOC) and represents the City of Atlanta at the WUOC.
Atlanta & Indianapolis
Indianapolis, USA (October 21, 2013)
USA Diving, in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, has announced that Atlanta and Indianapolis have been named as the two finalists in the bid process to select a host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving. The Trials will determine the divers who will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
By Prince Albert II of MONACO & Dr. Marc-Daniel GUTEKUNST
Atlanta, USA (August 4, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013)
17 years ago, on August 4, 1996, both Albert GRIMALDI and Marc-Daniel GUTEKUNST created the ATLANTA 1996 concept. The dream turned into reality when on May 6, 2002 Ambassador Andrew YOUNG inaugurated the ATLANTA 1996 with representatives from the 10 founding countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Eritrea, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, and the Seychelles. Since 2002, over 2000 athletes from 53 nations trained and competed with the ATLANTA 1996.
Partners with the ATLANTA 1996
Atlanta, USA - Frankfurt, Germany (March 11, 2013 - Dec 30, 2013)
The Association for International Sports for All (TAFISA) and the ATLANTA 1996 have entered a partnership to develop and implement by 2014 the TAFISA-ATLANTA 1996 Pilot Wellness Program with ATLANTA 1996 twenty three (23) institutional Partners (IP) in the State of Georgia, USA.
Debriefing the Mayor on the Lausanne Summit-Beijing 2010
Atlanta, USA (January 6, 2011)
The ATLANTA DITC represented the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed at the World Union of Olympic Cities (WUOC) Lausanne Summit-Beijing 2010 held in Beijing, China (October 14-16, 2010).
A gift to the City of BEIJING and BOCOG
Prince Jun Wang Fu Palace, Beijing - China (August 26, 2008)
Tonight the ATLANTA DITC presented to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) and the City of Beijing a painting "A Bridge of Friendship from Atlanta to Beijing" specifically created by US Olympic Artist Steve R. Allen. The symbol of peace, sport and friendship was officially donated by the ATLANTA DITC to Mr. Zhou ZHENGBO from the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.