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LOOKING BEYOND '96: START AT 2000 AND COUNT UP BY TWO'S
Published December 19, 1994
SYDNEY 2000: A delegation from Sydney 2000 is taking a crash course with ACOG officials in Atlanta. While almost 70% of Sydney's proposed venues are built or under construction, they face "enormous hurdles: building an Olympic village and an Olympic stadium capable of holding 85,000 (Ken Foskett, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 12/17). WINTER 2002: The report analyzing the nine candidates to host the 2002 Winter Games will be issued today by the IOC's evaluation committee. The report will not be released publicly until after everyone has departed from Atlanta (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 12/18). SOUTH AFRICA 2004? The IOC is "receptive" to placing the 2004 Summer Games in Cape Town, South Africa. The final vote won't be taken for three years, but Cape Town is the "front runner." To demonstrate the financial ability to construct the necessary venues, Cape Town organizers must "elicit support from the other countries of the world as well as the international corporate community." The main competition for 2004 will likely come for Beijing. USOC President LeRoy Walker: "As much as we in the IOC want to help them get the bid ... we won't just give it to them. They have to put together a respectable bid" (Bob Ford, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 12/17).