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1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron

 
 
1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. 1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron Marker
Inscription. This cauldron was lit with the original Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece at the Savannah Opening Ceremony, July 20, 1996, and burned throughout the Centennial Olympic Games in Savannah, Georgia, site of the Olympic Yachting events. The five fluted columns on round bases represent the five Olympic rings and the fluted slice of a classic column symbolizes the Olympic Greek heritage. The six sails represent the Olympic yachting events and the copper flame replaces the billowing real flame.

This legacy to the Olympic spirit is made possible by
The Savannah Foundation
and
The City of Savannah

with support from
Artis Ashore '96 * Savannah Electric * Savannah Sailing Center
Savannah Olympic Support Council

Dedicated August 8, 1996
Created by Georgia artist Ivan Bailey 1996

 
Erected 1996 by The Savannah Foundation,The City of Savannah.
 
Location. 32° 4.796′ N, 81° 5.029′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from E. River Street near the ramp up to E. Bay St.. Touch for map. Marker and Monument in Morrell Park, the Riverside. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
The Cauldron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2004
2. The Cauldron
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crossing the Savannah (a few steps from this marker); Native Americans on the Georgia Coast (within shouting distance of this marker); Ironclads and Gunboats of the Savannah River Squadron (within shouting distance of this marker); The Liberty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lions Club of Savannah (about 300 feet away); Old Harbor Light (about 300 feet away); Savannah's Early Economy (about 300 feet away); The Georgia Medical Society (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding 1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron. A record 436 sailors representing 77 countries participated in the 1996 Olympic Regatta.

Class-Gold-Silver-Bronze
470 Women ~Spain Japan Ukraine
470 Men ~Ukraine U.K. Portugal
Europe~ Denmark Netherlands USA
Finn~ Poland Belgium Netherlands
Laser~ Brazil U.K. Norway
Mistral Men ~Greece Argentina Israel
Mistral Women~ Hong Kong New Zealand Italy
Soling ~Germany Russia USA
Star~ Brazil Sweden Australia
Tornado~ Spain Australia Brazil
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A part of Historic Savannah
 
Categories. 20th CenturySports
 
The Cauldron..west view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
3. The Cauldron..west view
The Cauldron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 2004
4. The Cauldron
The Cauldron and the Savannah River image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. The Cauldron and the Savannah River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,850 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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