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Published January 4, 1995
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).