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Former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young talks about the reopening of Centennial Olympic Park after the bombing that rocked the 1996 Olympic Games.
A bomb exploded in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park July 27, 1996, midway through the Olympics. It killed two people, injuring more than a hundred. Calvin Thorbourne was among the injured. He still lives in Atlanta and says he visits the park regularly.
On July 27, 1996, tens of thousands of people were at Centennial Olympic Park when a pipe bomb went off.
ATLANTA -- One of the key men behind Atlanta's 1996 Olympics says one of its remaining landmarks is "an embarrassment." Former Atlanta mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young says the Olympic cauldron is his biggest regret from the games twenty years ago.
An unsung hero helped bring the Olympics to Atlanta 20 years ago.
Unlike many host cities, Atlanta did not end up in debt, and it didn’t cost taxpayers a dime.