Olympic Torch Relay Kansas City - May 16, 1996
On Thursday, May 16, the Atlanta 1996 Olympics Torch Relay came through Kansas City. It was day 20 of the torch relay.
We went less than a mile from our house to 86th and Lamar to reach the the torch route. Lamar is a residential through-street in Overland Park, Kansas and is normally very quiet. That day, it was lined with on-lookers.
Starting with a Coca-Cola truck, we had almost half an hour of parade vehicles - trucks, highway patrol and police cars, and police motorcycles before the torch came. This truck came right before the runner.
The runner came by at 4:45 PM. He looks like he is having a wonderful time.
(c) 1996 Dick Hodgman
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Last modified on 2003 January 11