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  • DISNEY'S SPORTS COMPLEX MAY BE RUSHED FOR OLYMPIC OPENING

         Walt Disney World in Orlando "hopes to break ground early
    next year on a new sports complex that may be able to host world-
    class athletes training" for the '96 Games.  However the complex
    is scheduled to be finished in January, 1997, "with a primary
    goal of attracting a major-league baseball team for spring
    training."  Disney publicist John Story: "Sports is a multi-
    billion-dollar business and we're just trying to get a small
    piece of that."  The new facility would be for "serious and
    recreational athletes" and would host 160 events a year from
    fencing to basketball, track and tennis.  The Amateur Athletic
    Union voted earlier this year to move its offices and some events
    to Disney World next year (Rosen & Drape, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION,
    10/23).
    

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  • FIVE RING NOTES

         "It's difficult to find anyone who doesn't want to spoon a
    little off the Olympic gravy train," but local Atlanta
    restaurants and caterers are "pledging not to serve up inflated
    prices" during the Games.  Nearly 50-area restaurants have signed
    onto a plan introduced by the GA Hospitality and Travel
    Association to prevent "Olympic price gouging" (ATLANTA
    CONSTITUTION, 10/25)....The U.S. Olympic Coins of ACOG will be
    unveiled at a press conference October 27.  Proceeds from the
    sale of the coins will help defray the costs of the U.S. Olympic
    Team and the Centennial Olympic Games (ACOG)....Holiday Inn
    announced it will build a new 318-room Crowne Plaza hotel in
    Atlanta "in a prime spot between Centennial Olympic Park and the
    GA World Congress Center.  The opening is scheduled for Spring
    '96 (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 10/19).
    

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