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ATLANTA GETS GOOD MARKS FROM THE IOC -- WITH SOME CONDITIONS

     An IOC oversight panel gave Atlanta's Olympic organizers
"high marks" on their progress, but noted that many Atlantans
will have to avoid using their cars during the Games to ensure
smooth transportation.  IOC Coordination Commission Chair Dick
Pound believes mass transportation and walking between venues is
important.  The IOC was briefed on preparations including
marketing, finances, housing and ticketing and was "particularly
pleased" to see construction on the Olympic stadium and Olympic
Village dorms.  Pound noted that the Olympic sports program is
complete except for track-and-field events still being scheduled.
He expects the IAAF to agree on a schedule with Atlanta
organizers before the IOC executive board meets in Atlanta next
month.  Pound also seeks "quick resolution" of the timing of the
marathon, to accommodate the competing concerns of TV and the
runners' health in afternoon heat (Melissa Turner, ATLANTA
CONSTITUTION, 11/16).  Arrangements for the yachting venue in
Savannah, GA are still on the "list of concerns" (Ben Brown, USA
TODAY, 11/16).
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