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ACOG'S PAYNE PROMISES TO FIX PROBLEMS; IOC ALTERS TV CUT

     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
(ACOG).
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