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ATLANTA 1996 OLYMPICS | EXPLOSION IN ATLANTA

One Killed From Blast in Olympic Park

July 28, 1996

An explosion rocked Olympic Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta early Saturday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 65.

The explosion occurred about 1:20 a.m. EDT.

The park is in the heart of downtown within walking distance of three major Olympic venues: the Omni, the Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome, where the U.S. men's basketball Dream Team game ended about midnight.

A spokesman for the Atlanta Games said he did not expect any interruption in today's schedule of events.

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