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OLYMPIC NOTES: USOC DISTRIBUTES $1.25M IN COMPETITIVE GRANTS
Published November 10, 1995
The USOC has announced the distribution of $1.25M in competitive grants to community-based Multi-Sport Organizations, Disabled Sports Organizations, and Affiliated Sports Organizations. Among the groups that will benefit from this money includes the Boy Scouts of America, Blind Athletes, and Wheelchair Sports USA (USOC)....ACOG announced the sale of the one-millionth commemorative Olympic license plate (ACOG)....As the holidays approach, ACOG is hoping to "propel" Olympic mascot Izzy as a star to children ages 5-10 (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/5)....A report in TIME indicates sports not sold out for Atlanta include soccer, baseball, basketball and softball. The toughest ticket was fencing, due to small venue size (TIME, 11/13 issue)....BUSINESS WEEK reports on Coke's efforts to build a virtual reality park in Atlanta for the Games. There plans, however, are being held up by three business on the proposed site of the park (BUSINESS WEEK, 11/13 issue)....A record 172 national Olympic committees have accepted invitations to send teams to Atlanta (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/1).....The Columbia STATE reports the economic impact on the area is building as more teams say they will train in SC (Columbia STATE, 11/1).