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ACOG Pres. and CEO Billy Payne "welcomed Orlando into Atlanta's family of Olympic cities." Orlando's Florida Citrus Bowl will play host to nine Olympic first round soccer matches. Payne helped kick off a promotion for the Orlando Soccer Booster's which will help "make it easier for Central Floridans" to buy tickets before they officially go on sale in '95. Payne told business leaders and Florida Citrus Sports that he hears everybody who is going to Atlanta will go to Orlando: "It's an indispensable part of their visit" (Bill Buchalter, ORLANDO SENTINEL, 10/4). SECURITY DETAIL: Congress has appropriated $14.4M to the Defense Department for security-related logistical support for the Games in '96 (THE DAILY). UTAH'S WINTER BID: Park City, UT, Mayor Brad Olson appeared with Willard Scott on NBC's "Today." The two were at the new UT Winter Sports Park. Olson: "We're in the process of bidding for 2002 Winter Olympics and the Winter Sports Park plays a key role in that." Skiing, bobsled & luge and possibly the figure skating would all be in Park City. Other segments with Willard included ski jumping and interviews, all with plugs for UT's 2002 bid (NBC, 10/5).