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Olympics remain a lasting legacy at Lake Lanier venue
Olympic Park one of few 1996 venues still used for original sports
The Lake Lanier Olympic Park played host to paddling and rowing events for the 1996 Olympic Games.
Twenty years ago the Olympic Games came to Atlanta, with rowing and paddling events held in Gainesville on Lake Lanier. While the Olympic flame has been passed on, the Olympic spirit has not been lost in Gainesville. The venue where the rowing and paddling events were held, now called Lake Lanier Olympic Park, recently completed $1.1 million in renovations.