Thus said, Atlanta becomes one of the most logistically attractive destinations in the United States and has therefore attracted important sporting facilities, some of which were used in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Below are a couple of such destinations.

5 Olympic sites you need to see in Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital of the US State of Georgia. It also happens to be the biggest city in the state with a population of about 450,000 people within the city proper and over 5 million people in its metropolitan area. The city was established in 1837 and quickly became an important transport route for the southeastern United States Region. Today, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport and has been as such since 1998.

Thus said, Atlanta becomes one of the most logistically attractive destinations in the United States and has therefore attracted important sporting facilities, some of which were used in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Below are a couple of such destinations.

1. Centennial Olympic Park

This is a 21-acre park located in Downtown Atlanta and is owned and operated by Georgia World Congress Center Authority. It was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as part of the wider infrastructural improvements in preparation for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. Today it receives thousands of visitors who attend Wednesday WindDown Musical Series and an annual Independence Day concert.

2. Hank McCamish Pavilion

This is an indoor arena located in Atlanta Georgia. The venue was also referred to as Alexander Memorial Coliseum, and fondly as The Dome or The Thriller dome. Today, it is home to Alexander Memorial Coliseum, also nicknamed The Dome or The Thriller dome. In 1996, it was the venue that hosted the Olympic boxing tournament. It goes without saying that it is still a very popular sports arena.

3. Georgia International Horse Park

The locals refer to this park as 'The Horse Park'. It is located about 30 miles from the CBD of Atlanta. In the 1996 summer Olympics, the venue hosted equestrian, mountain biking, and the riding and running portions of the modern pentathlon events. These events attracted a whopping 600,000 fans. Today, the park is used for big concerts, seminars and religious conventions.

4. Georgia State University Sports Arena

Locally, this sporting facility is known as the GSU Sports Arena and is currently home to basketball teams of Georgia State University. In the 1996 Summer Olympics, it was used for the Badminton matches.

5. Georgia Tech Aquatic Center

This park is today known as Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center, which is abbreviated as CRC. During the 1996 Summer Olympics, the facility was built at the cost of $16,800,000 and it was used for the swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, water polo, and the swimming segment of the modern pentathlon competition.

Atlanta is a big sporting city. The fact that it was chosen to host the summer Olympics is a testament to this fact. If you are looking for a good game when in Atlanta, then you know where you need to be.

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