Ocoee Whitewater Center 1996 Olympics - Cherokee National Forest, TN
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N 35° 03.994 W 084° 27.683
16S E 731491 N 3883372
Quick Description: The Ocoee Whitewater Center was developed to host the Whitewater Canoeing and Kayaking events for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2009 3:47:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM66H1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2
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Long Description:
In the middle of the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee, the Ocoee Whitewater Center was the venue for the Canoe and Kayak Slalom competitions - for the first time on a natural river.

Today, the center continues to host kayaking and whitewater rafting activities on the river, but it also provides hiking and biking trails for those who do not want to get wet.

As for the results of the 1996 Olympics, the medal winners are as follows:

Men's One-man Canoe:
Gold: Michal Martikán; Slovakia (SVK)
Silver: Lukáš Pollert; Czech Republic (CZE)
Bronze: Patrice Estanguet; France (FRA)

Men's Two-man Canoe:
Gold: France (FRA) - Franck Adisson & Wilfrid Forgues
Silver: Czech Republic (CZE) - Jirí Rohan & Miroslav Šimek
Bronze: Germany (GER) - Andre Ehrenberg & Michael Senft

Men's Kayak:
Gold: Oliver Fix; Germany (GER)
Silver: Andraž Vehovar; Slovenia (SLO)
Bronze: Thomas Becker; Germany (GER)

Women's Kayak:
Gold: Štepánka Hilgertová; Czech Republic (CZE)
Silver: Dana Chladek; United States (USA)
Bronze: Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi; France (FRA)
Olympic Games: Atlanta Summer 1996

Sport held at venue: Canoe / kayak

Start and/or Finish: Start and Finish

Web Address with Additional Details: [Web Link]

Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Plaque at Location

Current Use: Whitewater activities in the water and hiking/biking along the river.

Olympic Games No 2: Not listed

Olympic Games No 3: Not listed

Sport held at venue No 2: Not listed

Additional sport(s) held at venue: Not listed

Details of Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

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