Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard
Why'd they pick a city like Atlanta anyway? It's not like it's a famous, cosmopolitan city.
Partly it wasn't Atlanta's fault because the Olympic commmittee then was just rife with corruption, hence they awarded the games to who waved the most $ in front of them. They awarded it to a city that just wasn't ready for it, didn't have the infrastructure etc, and the people of Atlanta just didn't support it. I'm sure there would have been far better cities in the USA for the games to go to at that time, but the shame of it they didn't, and now the USA's name is mud with a lot of the Olympic movement, and frankly a lot of that has been fairly earned because of Atlanta.