Eric Rudolph and the Olympic Park Bombing

July 2000


In this July 2000 feature story, Scott Freeman discussed the Feds’ chase of the elusive Eric Rudolph, the accused Olympic Park bomber.
Lone Wolf
Where is Eric Rudolph? Two years after he vanished into the mountains of North Carolina, the Feds still haven’t found the accused bomber. They’re chasing a man who has spent his entire life making himself disappear.
By Scott Freeman
He was perched halfway up the mountain, hidden in the laurel behind a thick shield of trees.
He’d built his campfire on an abandoned logging road.
Now he waited, idly breaking a twig into neat, little pieces as he trained a watchful eye on the house down below for signs of trouble.

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  • Jackson Reeves

    God, that entire situation was terrifying. I luckily wasn’t at Centennial at the time, but I can only imagine what it would have been like for those who lived through it. Or just read Scott’s recent article marking the fifteenth anniversary.