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OLYMPIC NOTES: ATLANTANS WARMING TO THE GAMES
Published November 17, 1995
A poll by Georgia State Univ. shows 83% of Atlantans think the Olympics will be good for the state. The same poll showed 69% felt this way in July (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/17)....Petter Ronningen, managing director of the Lillehamer Olympic Organizing Committee and operative leader of the '94 Winter Games, has been hired as a consultant to the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee (DESERET NEWS, 11/16)....The Florida Citrus Bowl will host two U.S. Women's Olympic soccer matches and three men's matches featuring the top-seeded qualifier from Europe (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 11/16). ....Jeffrey Scott profiles a $500,000 Olympic ad by Panasonic. The commercial, titled "The Big Game," uses a "giants-roving-the-landscape" motif to show 80-foot-tall runners, hurdling tall buildings, racing down Peachtree Street (Jeffrey Scott, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/14).