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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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