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Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines
Remembering highlights of the Games through Times pages
A fan shows off his collection of Olympic pins on his hat during the 1996 games at Lake Lanier.
The Times began covering the Olympics’ arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during the two-week Olympic competition offer highlights of the region’s Olympic moments. Sept. 18, 1990: Atlanta grabs Olympic gold IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch announces Atlanta as host of the centennial Olympics as crowds gathered downtown cheer wildly at the news.