In 1996, Millie Huff, communications coordinator for The Dental College of Georgia, worked as a marketing coordinator for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. There, she witnessed the tragedy of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. But in the wake of that terror attack, she said she focuses mainly on the positives: the great fun, the Olympic spirit and a chance encounter with maligned Olympic hero Richard Jewell.
Be sure to visit the Olympics page for our latest Olympic-related coverage, including reports from our two correspondents, Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher, who will be on the ground in Rio from August 15 – 22. They will be providing continuing coverage of alumnus Pardon Ndhlovu’s Olympic journey, which was documented in Augusta University-produced short film, “The Extra Mile.”