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Olympic send-off for pair of UGA athletes

9:07 AM, Jul 11, 2012   |    comments
Reese Hoffa, Shot Put
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ATHENS -- Business and community leaders organized an Olympic send-off for a pair of University of Georgia grads heading to the London games.

The Chamber of Commerce honored diver Chris Colwill and shot putter Reese Hoffa.

This will be a return trip to the Olympics for both athletes. Hoffa competed in 2008 and 2004. It will be the second Olympics for Colwill.

Both athletes say their time at the University of Georgia helped prepare them for the Olympic stage.

"There's a great feeling of pride in representing your country," Colwill said.

"There's certainly a special, awestruck feeling you're going to get from the Olympic games," Hoffa said.

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