1 Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital
Opened in Columbus in 1984, this was the first facility in the
U.S. dedicated solely to the treatment and prevention of sports
2 Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament
The world's premier waterskiing event--which borrows its name
from the Augusta golf tournament--is held each year at Callaway
Gardens in Pine Mountain.
3 Keith Jackson
The broadcaster, who's announced college football for 38 years
for ABC, grew up on a farm in Roopville.
Ted Turner's Atlanta superstation pioneered the concept of
transmitting programs by satellite to distant cable systems,
making telecasts of his Braves available in every corner of the
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5 Centennial Olympic Park
Built for the '96 Atlanta Games and scene of a bomb blast during
the Olympics, it's now a centerpiece of the city's downtown.
6 Gwinnett County
The county northeast of Atlanta wins SI Sportstown honors for
having the state's best community sports programs.
The birthplace of stock car racing (bootleggers raced one another
here as far back as the 1930s) is also the hometown of NASCAR
driver Bill Elliott.
8 Sanford Stadium
The 92,020-seat home of University of Georgia football is famous
for the hedges behind the sidelines, the Bulldogs' on-field
success (.735 winning percentage at home) and the passion of the
crowds that jam the 75-year-old venue in Athens on autumn
Saturdays. Sanford also has a place in Olympic history: It
hosted the medal rounds in soccer at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
9 Bill Goldberg
The pro wrestler was an All-SEC defensive tackle at Georgia in
1988 and '89.
10 Augusta National
The club has hosted the Masters since 1934.
11 Kevin Brown
The Yankees righthander and 17-year major league veteran is from
12 Luther Williams Field
The 75-year-old ballpark was home for decades to the minor league
Macon Peaches, whose players included Pete Rose.
13 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
At 43,000 square feet, the Macon attraction is the nation's
largest state sports hall of fame.
Since 1926 the town has been a winter training and racing site
for northern harness racing horses.
15 Davis Love III
The 18-time PGA Tour winner lives in Sea Island.
16 Bailey Brothers
Broncos defensive back Champ and Lions linebacker Boss grew up in
Folkston and starred at Georgia.
17 Charlie Ward
The Thomasville native, now a Spurs guard, won the 1993 Heisman
as a Florida State quarterback.
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