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‘Welcome Home’ reception to be held for UGA Olympians, Paralympians

UGA athletes and coaches who participated in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games—as well as those scheduled to compete at the upcoming Paralympic Games—will be celebrated Aug. 31 at a “Welcome Home” reception, presented by Athens BMW, on the UGA campus in Athens.

Open free to the public, the reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the third-floor rotunda of the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. Commemorative posters, courtesy of Athens BMW, will be available for autographs from the Olympians.

UGA’s contingent of 37 athletes and coaches at the Olympics in Rio represents the greatest number in school history.