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  • AGOG NEEDS YOU! SETS SIGHTS ON 40,000 VOLUNTEERS

         AGOG will begin the process of recruiting more than 40,000
    volunteers to assist in the Games.  On January 17, organizers
    will begin statewide distribution of more than 200,000
    application forms, who will then undertake a "lengthy screening
    process" before 40,000 will be asked to "participate in the
    largest volunteer work force in Olympic history."  Linda
    Stephenson, ACOG's Managing Director for Olympic Programs, said
    the selection process will be "fair," adding:  "We are making
    every effort to ensure the applications are widely distributed
    and easy to fill out" (Alma Hill, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/4).
    

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  • COCA-COLA PURCHASES MORE DOWNTOWN ATLANTA PROPERTY

         The Coca-Cola Co. has bought 10 more parcels of property
    within the downtown area of Atlanta.  The company is "assembling"
    land for its '96 Olympic festivities.  Since last spring Coca-
    Cola, a "major" Olympic sponsor, has paid $7.3M for properties
    with plans for an Olympic celebration area adjoining the
    Centennial Olympic Park, "which will be the nucleus of
    festivities during the games."  Coca-Cola spokesperson Randy
    Donaldson: "We are making good progress accumulating the property
    we have targeted in that area."  Coca-Cola hopes to make
    additional purchases in the coming weeks (Sally Salter, ATLANTA
    CONSTITUTION, 1/4).
    

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  • FIVE-RING NOTES

         BellSouth's paging subsidiary, MobileComm, will provide
    instant Olympic results from next year's summer games in Atlanta.
    The service will provide fans and journalists covering the games
    with up-to-the-minute results.  MobileComm is the official paging
    service of the '96 games (BellSouth)....The U.S. Mint has made an
    agreement to sell and promote U.S. Olympic Coin sets in the
    People's Republic of China commemorating the '96 Games.  The deal
    signifies the first time the Chinese government has authorized
    the import and promotion of foreign commemorative coins within
    its borders.  China Gold Coin has agreed to an initial purchase
    of 28,000 coins worth over $1M (U.S. Mint)....
    Certificates for Olympic bricks, the fund-raiser for the proposed
    Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta, are selling well.  Home Depot
    spokesperson Randy Ziffer reported that the  certificates are
    running "about 3-4 weeks behind orders" (Ben Brown, USA TODAY,
    1/4).
    

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