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  • BOSTON'S OLYMPIC COMMITTEE FINDING FUNDS SCARCE

         The Boston Olympic Committee, a local group trying to bring
    a Summer Games to the city, is having difficulty raising money,
    according to Joan Vennochi of the BOSTON GLOBE.  Funds are so
    scarce the group is "talking to the Massachusetts Sports
    Partnership about a bailout."  BOC Chair Steve Freyer said the
    group is doing fine, and isn't looking for a merger but for a
    "way to be related without being married."  Other sources say the
    Committee is not "financially sound" and owes one consultant up
    to $50,000 for back work.  Vennochi writes that the BOC and MA
    Sports Partnership will only work with "the blessing" of John
    Hancock Mutual Life Insurnace -- a member of the Partnership and
    a backer of amateur sports in the state who "very publicly
    expressed the view that going after the Olympics was a waste of
    time and money" (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/4).
    

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  • SAMARANCH DISMISSES COMPLAINTS ABOUT ATLANTA

         IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch called complaints from
    the heads of varioys international sports federation about
    inferior lodging and lack of Opening Ceremony tickets for the '96
    Games "minor problems."  Samaranch responded after a meeting of
    the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations
    objected to ACOG's plans to house competition officials in Emory
    University dormitories during the Games (Joe Drape, ATLANTA
    CONSTITUTION, 4/6).
    

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