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  • CHICAGO 2008? SECOND CITY ORGANIZERS TALK OF POSSIBLE BID

         Chicago officials, upbeat about revenue from the World Cup
    and next year's Democratic National Convention, "may be preparing
    to stalk" the Summer Games.  Greg Hinz writes in the current
    issue of CHICAGO magazine that William Daley, brother of Mayor
    Richard Daley and co-chair of "Chicago '96," predicts that "talk
    could turn more serious" regarding a bid for the Games.  Lesile
    Fox, Exec Dir of "Chicago '96," the city's organizing committee
    for next year's convention, says Chicago has most of the
    facilities it would need for a Summer Games, and that a bid "is
    something to consider long-term."  Also in the works -- a
    possible Chicago bid for the Goodwill Games, NCAA Men's Final
    Four and 2000 Republican National Convention (CHICAGO, 9/95
    issue).
    

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  • OLYMPIC NOTES: CAN PLANNERS SELL $1B IN ATLANTA MERCHANDISE?

         Although ACOG officials report that sales of merchandise
    bearing the Atlanta '96 logo are ahead of schedule, Jeff Kunerth
    reports that "response has been less than overwhelming" in
    Orlando.  Stores featuring Olympic merchandise in Central FL
    report that demand has been strong among tourists, but many
    regular consumers feel it is still too early to buck up for '96-
    themed goods (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 8/27)....Yesterday's WASHINGTON
    POST featured a front-page story on Atlanta's struggle to combine
    "teamwork, racial harmony and cooperation" to overcome the
    "negative aspects of the South's past" (WASHINGTON POST,
    8/28)....Amtrak is looking for a corporate sponsor to fund
    passenger train service from Nashville to Atlanta during the
    Games.  Raleigh-Durham and Birmingham are also considering
    Olympic train service (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 8/24)....KDD has
    been named a gold sponsor for the '98 Nagano Games.  In exchange
    for sponsor privileges, KDD will provide its services in creating
    a network for the transmission of TV and radio signals in Nagano
    (NAGANO OLYMPIC NEWS, 8/95 issue).... Holiday Inn, an Official
    Hotel Sponsor for the '96 Games, has named Clarion Performance
    Properties as sports marketing agency for its Olympic sponsorship
    activities.  Clarion will create a series of local and
    merchandising opportunities for Holiday Inn connected with the
    Olympic Torch Relay and other aspects of the Games
    (Clarion)....Izzy, the official mascot of the '96 Games, is
    headed for an extended road trip.  The mascot will make daily
    trips to nine Anheuser-Busch theme parks, as part of A-B's
    marketing programs.  A-B's parks include the Busch Gardens and
    Sea World facilities (Chris Roush, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/26).
    

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