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  • ACOG UNVEILS OLYMPIC VILLAGE PLANS

         On Tuesday, ACOG unveiled details of the Olympic Village and
    Int'l Festival Area, a 250-acre complex calling it "a cross
    between summer camp and Disneyland without the rides."  When the
    Games begin, athletes, coaches and officials will take up
    residence in the village carved out of Georgia Tech. "What
    Atlanta's village may lack in the postcard scenery of Barcelona's
    1992 seaside compound, it will try to compensate for in sheer
    size, entertainment value and air conditioning."  The village
    will offer an array of services, including a bowling alley, gift
    shop, billiards, post office, foreign exchange bank, video
    arcade, hair stylist, shopping mall and several McDonalds (Lyle
    Harris, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 12/7).
    

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  • CANADIANS FLOAT THEIR IOC REP AS SAMARANCH SUCCESSOR

         With the announcement from IOC President Juan Antonio
    Samaranch that he will not seek re-election in '97, there is
    speculation in Montreal that IOC VP Dick Pound will be "one of
    the likelier" candidates.  Pound has been "quietly" assisting
    Quebec City's efforts to host the 2002 Winter Games and called
    Quebec "very much" in the running: "You've got poor old Salt Lake
    City out there, this is their eighth year as a candidate.  They
    have no more rabbits to pull out of the hat.  After two Winter
    Games in Europe, it might be North America's turn" (Jack Todd,
    MONTREAL GAZETTE, 12/7).
    

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