Way to go, champ!  Congrats to @lainshakespeare for being the first winner in our “Person, Place & Thing” Twitter Contest and guessing…drum roll please….Muhammad Ali.  Sure, he’s one of the greatest athletes of all time and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, but we’re pretty sure one of our proudest moments was his lighting the torch in the Atlanta 1996 Olympics opening ceremonies.  Also during the ceremonies, he received a replacement Gold Medal for his boxing victory in the 1960 Summer Olympics, which is pretty damn cool, right?

He brought tears to the eyes of many as he overcame Parkinson’s tremors to light the torch.  Muhammad Ali, we’ll welcome you to Atlanta anytime.


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