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  • OLYMPIC BATTLE BREWING OVER MARATHON TIME

         Primo Nebiolo, the head of the International Track and Field
    Federation, says he will not allow ACOG to schedule the Olympic
    Marathon in the morning; he insists the event will remain in its
    traditional spot before the closing ceremonies.  The IOC's
    Medical Commission recommended the move, which has support of
    many elite runners.  Nebiolo: "We have here, in the morning, more
    humidity and less temperature, and in the afternoon, we have less
    humidity and more temperature."  ACOG officials are yet to make a
    decision -- a ticket brochure leaves out the time for the event
    (Drape & Fish, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 12/14).
    

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  • SCANDINAVIA LOOKS TO KEEP GAMES' SALT CONTENT DOWN

         Ostersund, Sweden admits that Salt Lake City is the leading
    candidate to receive the 2002 Winter Olympics, but refuses to
    give up the fight to have another Scandinavian Olympics just
    eight years after Lillehammer.  Christer Persson, president of
    the Swedish bid committee, says his group can best provide the
    "folk festival" concept.  The field for 2002 will be cut to four
    January 24; the final vote is June 16 (Mike Dodd, USA TODAY,
    12/15).
    

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