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U.S. OLYMPIC CONGRESS OPEN NASHVILLE MEETING TODAY

     More than 900 representatives of sports organizations are
expected to attend the '94 U.S. Olympic Congress opening in
Nashville today.  The Congress focuses on the Olympic movement
and the needs of USOC member organizations.  ACOG CEO Billy Payne
is to give a progress report on preparations for '96.  The 3-day
convention includes workshops on sports marketing, sports
commissions, sponsorships and sports facility and equipment
partnerships..  About 120 exhibitors representing convention
centers, sporting goods companies and other retail outlets also
are present (Athelia Knight, WASHINGTON POST, 11/10).  Yesterday,
the Congress staged a "day-long give-and-take on organizing youth
sports."  It was intended to "encourage grass-roots activists to
do more with less," because money is scarce for young athletes
(ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/10).  Also on the agenda is a first
look at proposals to revise the code of conduct athletes must
follow to call themselves Olympians (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/10).
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