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         After meeting with top IOC officials yesterday, ACOG
    President Billy Payne "reported no progress" on the conflict over
    the city government's Olympic marketing effort.  Payne promised,
    however, to address the IOC's concerns over the program, in which
    kiosks and retail carts will be offered by the city of Atlanta to
    companies, including competitors of ACOG sponsors (Melissa
    Turner, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/26).
         CUTTING THE TV CUT:  The IOC Exec Board moved to
    "dramatically cut" the amount of money future Olympic organizers
    will get from TV rights.  Beginning in 2004, host cities will
    receive 49% of money generated from the sale of TV rights, which
    the IOC owns.  Local organizers now get 60%.  The controlling 51%
    would be divided up by the IOC among sports federations, foreign
    Olympic committees and itself (Melissa Turner, ATLANTA
    CONSTITUTION, 9/26).
         POST-GAMES JOB PLACEMENT:  For the first time in Olympic
    history, an organizing committee has sought to help its full-time
    staff make workplace transitions after the conclusion of the
    Games.  ACOG has hired outplacement, career and change consulting
    firm, Drake Beam Morin, Inc., to supply career management
    services for its staff.  DBM will provide career counseling to
    more than 2,600 ACOG staff and will also work, on a limited
    basis, with USOC staff and members of the '96 U.S. Olympic Team

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         The Resort Sports Network (RSN) and The Atlanta Channel
    (TAC) have joined to furnish Olympics-related programming to
    hotels throughout Atlanta and RSN's Web site.  The venture aims
    to provide "an insider's guide to Atlanta, supplying information
    on the city's cultural activities, night life and recreational
    facilities, as well as its dining shopping and lodging."  On its
    Web site, RSN will offer coverage of such events as road biking,
    kayaking, canoeing, sail boarding, sailing, tennis, mountain
    biking and beach volleyball.  As an "in-resort channel," RSN
    already provides programming on such sports as mountain biking,
    golf and tennis.  TAC, which airs 24 hours a day on cable systems
    in Atlanta-area hotels, will reach at least 40,000 rooms during
    the Games (Langdon Brockinton, INSIDE MEDIA, 9/20 issue).

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         A report in CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS notes the recent
    success of the World Cup in Chicago, and the expected success of
    the Democratic Convention next year, "have Mayor Richard Daley
    and his advisors thinking about a Chicago Olympics" (CRAIN'S
    CHICAGO BUSINESS, 9/25 issue)....Moving ahead with plans to have
    "major downtown exposure" during the Atlanta Olympics, Nike has
    "lined up its third high-profile location," the William Oliver
    Building overlooking Woodruff Park at Peachtree and Marietta
    Streets (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/25)....ACOG's Billy Payne last
    week dedicated the Olympic venue at Lake Lanier in Gainesville,
    GA, which will serve as the setting for the rowing and
    canoe/kayak competitions (ACOG)....American swimmers winning gold
    medals in Atlanta will get $50,000 from the U.S. Swimming
    Federation.  This is up from $20,000 offered at the '94 World
    Cahmpionships in Rome (AP/N.Y. TIMES, 9/22).

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