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Closer Look: Carl Lewis; Affordable Housing; And More

Feb 23, 2017
Thibault Camus / Associated Press

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Martha Dalton / Public Broadcasting Atlanta

One of the less-successful venues from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is the former tennis stadium. The site sits, unused, in Stone Mountain. But now it may get a new life, thanks to a land swap deal.

Gwinnett County will buy about 35 acres near Stone Mountain Park in DeKalb for about $1.2 million. Then Gwinnett will exchange the property for the deed to the tennis venue, which is held by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association.  

Closer Look: Carl Lewis; Lindsay Davenport; And More

Aug 1, 2016
Hans Deryk / Associated Press

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Brian Hainer

This Cultural Olympiad story was produced in partnership with ArtsATL as part of "Atlanta Remembers: The 1996 Olympics," WABE's series on the impact of the 1996 Summer Olympics on Atlanta, 20 years later. For more stories, click here.  

Composer Michael Torke has had a robust musical career, and one of his pieces was included in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Closer Look: Omari Hardwick; Simon Helberg; And More

Jul 28, 2016
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