USOC Gets Nearly $300M If L.A. Lands '24 Games USOC, LA 2024 Reach Marketing Agreement Revised LA 2024 Bid New Venues Added USOC Shows Diversity Hiring Stats LA 2024 Expands Olympic Venue Plans To Other Cities IOC Faces Several Issues, Including Bid Resistance Rome Drops Olympics Bid For Financial Reasons LA 2024 Releases Spot Year Out From Host City Vote NCAA To Look At College Olympian Awards Rule Paralympics Set To Open Tonight In Rio
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).