Augusta Olympians: Reese Hoffa and George Kitchens

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Steve Hoffa hugs his son Reese Hoffa upon Reese's arrival to a Labor Day cook-out welcoming him back from his second stint in the Olympics outside of the Hoffa's home in Harlem September 1, 2008. Reese Hoffa just returned from Beijing from his second stint as a shot putter in the Olympics. KENDRICK BRINSON/STAFF
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Reese Hoffa playfully poses with a giant turkey legs after he won the men's shot put at the US Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis, Saturday, June 23, 2007. Hoffa won on a throw of 21.47-meters. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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George Kitchens (left) and Cory Crosby (right) members of the Academy of Youth Athletics with director and coach Edwin Wilson. File/Associated Press
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Olymic shot-putter Reese Hoffa practices at Spec Towns track on the University of Georgia campus on Tuesday, August 3, 2004. File/Associated Press
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Glenn Hills' George Kitchens soars 23' 4" to take a first place Saturday in the long jump event during a Richmond County track and field meet at Cross Creek High School. Chris Thelen/staff
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George Kitchens, 16, shows his gun shot scar which he received during a 3-man shooting spree in 1996, in which he was one of the victims, while on the witness stand during the first day of Mark Lorenzo Squires criminal trial at Richmond County's Superior Court Wednesday. 81199 Jeff Janowski/staff
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Reese Hoffa spins before throwing during the men's shot put at the US Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis, Saturday, June 23, 2007. Hoffa won on a throw of 21.47-meters. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
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Chalk flies off of olympian Reese Hoffa's hands as he works out at the Spec Towns track at the University of Georgia on Friday, July 18, 2008. David Manning/Staff
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Reese Hoffa and family and friends link hands in a prayer before a cook-out to welcome the two-time Olympian home to Harlem September 1, 2008. Reese Hoffa just returned from Beijing from his second stint as a shot putter in the Olympics. KENDRICK BRINSON/STAFF
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Kat Roberts, 8, tries to hold a 16-pound shot with Reese Hoffa during a shot put demonstration for third, fourth and fifth graders at North Harlem Elementary School on October 8, 2004 in Harlem, Georgia. Donnie Fetter/Staff
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Olympian Reese Hoffa demonstrates the shot put to third, fourth and fifth graders at North Harlem Elementary School on October 8, 2004 in Harlem, Georgia. Donnie Fetter/Staff
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Lakeside High School graduate Reese Hoffa won the shot put and qualified in June for his third Olympic Games. File/Associated Press
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Lakeside graduate Reese Hoffa is expected to medal in the shot put at the London Olympics. File/Associated Press
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Former Lakeside star Reese Hoffa is confident he'll bring back a medal in the shot put from the London Olympic Games. File/Associated Press
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George Kitchens poses for a portrait at the Evans High School running track on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Augusta, Georgia. Kitchen-- who has been involved in his sport for 22 years, will be competing in the Long Jump in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. Sara Caldwell/staff

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