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OLYMPIC NOTES: 2004 GAMES IN CHICAGO?
Published September 26, 1995
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).