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GOODWILL GAMES WILL NOT RETURN TO RUSSIA IN 2002

     Goodwill Games President Jack Kelly announced that the Games
will remain a 16-day single-city event, but said that they do not
intend to return to Russia in 2002.  Kelly said former and future
Olympic city hopefuls like Beijing, China, Osaka, Japan and Cape
Town, South Africa, have expressed a "great deal of interest" in
hosting the games in 2002.  The prospects for those cities as
hosts were discussed at a meeting among Kelly, Turner Sports
President Harvey Schiller and TBS Chair Ted Turner.  Kelly:
"There's a sentiment that for the Games and Turner Sports'
growth, we might be better off going to a new region."  No
changes were made to the format of the Games, although Kelly left
open the possibility that organizers might "tinker with the
number of days or sports at a later date."  New York will host
the '98 Games.  Kelly said the prospect of winter Goodwill Games,
which is "gaining momentum under the Turner tent, was not
discussed" (Joe Drape, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/12).
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