With the Rio Olympics less than three weeks away, many in Atlanta and Georgia are pondering the legacy of our own Olympics. On Saturday, Centennial Olympic Park hosted a “Relive the Dream” event for families and friends to celebrate the legacy and remember their own experiences.  After a bit of a delay thanks to some summer thunderstorms, the event played host to Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Atlanta Mayor and Ambassador to the U.N. Andrew Young, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) Chairman and CEO Billy Payne and long-time Atlanta-based band Banks and Shane. Returning Olympians included five members of the “Magnificent Seven” U.S. women’s gymnastics team, they won the Gold Medal in ’96, track and field star Carl Lewis and former Hawks coach and 1992 Dream Team Coach Lenny Wilkens. 

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