1996 Olympic Locations

The 1996 Olympic Games were predominately based in Atlanta; however, it had various locations throughout Georgia and across the southeastern region of the United States of America.

These are the locations within Atlanta, Georgia.

Centennial Olympic Stadium

Alexander Memorial Coliseum – Boxing
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium – Baseball
Centennial Olympic Stadium– Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Athletics
Cycling road course – hiking (road)
Forbes Arena (Morehouse College) – Basketball
Georgia Dome – Basketball (final), Gymnastics (artistic), Handball (men’s final)
Georgia State University Sports Arena – Badminton
Georgia Tech Aquatic Center – Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo
Georgia World Congress Center – Fencing, Handball, Judo, Modern pentathlon (fencing, shooting), Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Herndon Stadium – Field hockey (final)
Marathon course – cycling (marathon)
Omni Coliseum – Volleyball (indoor final)
Panther Stadium – Field hockey
Walking course– Athletics (walks)

Locations were used in Metro Atlanta that already existed to help ease the cost of creating a vast Olympic infrastructure.

Stone Mountain Park Velodrome

Atlanta Beach (Jonesboro, Georgia) – Volleyball (beach)
Georgia International Horse Park (Conyers, Georgia) – Cycling (mountain), Equestrian, Modern pentathlon (riding, running)
Lake Lanier (Near Gainesville, Georgia) – Canoeing (sprint), Rowing
Stone Mountain Park Archery Center – Archery
Stone Mountain Tennis Center (at Stone Mountain, Georgia) – Tennis
Stone Mountain Park Velodrome – Cycling (track)
Wolf Creek Shooting Complex – Shooting

The Atlanta area was not home to enough stadiums and environmental venues. This led to the spread of Olympic Games across the Southeast from Alabama to Washington, D.C.

Stegeman Coliseum at the University of Georgia

Citrus Bowl (Orlando, Florida) – Football
Golden Park (Columbus, Georgia) – Softball
Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama) – Football
Miami Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida) – Football
Ocoee Whitewater Center (Polk County, Tennessee) – Canoeing (slalom)
RFK Stadium (Washington, D.C.) – Football
Sanford Stadium (Athens, Georgia) – Football (final)
Stegeman Coliseum (Athens, Georgia) – Gymnastics (rhythmic), Volleyball (indoor)
Wassaw Sound (at Savannah, Georgia) – Sailing