Number Of Americans Attending Rio Games Plummets IOC To Rethink Global Antidoping Efforts Rio Mayor Rallies Confidence In City's Ability To Host Games Calgary Exploring Bid For '26 Games IOC Backs Ban Of Russian Track Team Olympics Officials Reveal Medal Designs Rome '24 Appoints Ketchum For Global PR Brazil Official Downplays Issues Leading Up To Rio Brazil Official Downplays Rio Concerns Colangelo Says USA Hoops Monitoring Zika
FIVE RING NOTES
Published October 25, 1994
"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).