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Joke Origins: Poochie, The Whatizit? and the '96 Olympics

In advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Atlanta Magazine published a deep and delightful oral history of The Whatizit?.

If you don’t remember the Whatizit?, … 946 more words

Cultural Impact

Flashback to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games

I am having a great time sitting in my living room cheering for Team U.S.A. at the Rio Olympics. Twenty years ago I didn’t get to see much of the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta from my living room. 435 more words


It's time to move Atlanta's Olympic cauldron

For nearly 20 years, a large structure has stood near the intersection of Fulton Street and Capitol Avenue, welcoming Braves fans to Turner Field.

It has become routine to pass under the structure without even looking up to appreciate what it meant to the world two decades ago. 304 more words


20 years ago today Michael Johnson won his first individual gold medal and cried 'like a baby'

The anniversary of one incredible gold medal for Team USA brought back one distinct memory to Michael Johnson: The emotions behind it:

20 years ago today won my first individual gold medal in the 400m in Atlanta, then proceeded to cry like a baby on the podium!

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Episode Leaven: Olympic Impact (And Doctors)

Twenty years ago, the Olympics came through and gave Atlanta a global identity. How has the city benefited? Greg and Zettler rap about the scene then and the current legacy of the Games. 61 more words


WATCH: Olympic Games Chairman And CEO Billy Payne Joins The Morning Show

Billy Payne joined the Morning show to talk about the Olympic event they are having this weekend, which is a 20-year celebration of the Olympics here in Atlanta. 56 more words