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11Alive visits Centennial Olympic Park

ATLANTA -- The 11Alive News Today morning show continued its summer "This is Home" tour with a visit to Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta.

Several colorful characters greeted Karyn Greer, Chesley McNeil and John "Commuter Dude" Gerard at the park, including Atlanta Braves mascot Homer, and the Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders and mascot.

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Downtown Atlanta is home to a number of attractions, including the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and CNN Center. Zoo Atlanta, the Center for Puppetry Arts and Fernbank Museum of Natural History aren't too far away.

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The American Cancer Society is headquartered near Centennial Olympic Park, and will celebrate its 100th birthday this year.

Remember those Olympic bricks? Thousands of Georgians bought them to help fund the park. One member of the 11Alive morning crew never found hers. 11Alive's Julie Wolfe takes Donna Lowry on an Olympic hunt. Find your brick!

Centennial Olympic Park officials are considering changes to update the park. Hear about their plans and how you can weigh in on the decision. 

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Centennial Olympic Park is the fourth stop in the summer hometown tour. Past visits include Norcross, Dallas and Stockbridge.

Next week, the show will be in historic downtown Alpharetta. Will the 11Alive crew visit your town? See the full schedule.

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