Citi, AT&T Explain Dropping USOC Deals Penny Steps Down As USA Gymnastics President IOC Creates Group To Study Candidate Process Comcast Adds To USOC Sponsorship Inventory USOC Short On Details After Gymnastics Meeting USOC Wants Gymnastics' Steve Penny Out Penny Situation Creates Rare Discord At NGB IOC Delays L.A. Visit After Recent Upheaval IOC Official Under Fire For Taking Payment IOC TV Rights Up 7% For '14, '16 Games
OLYMPIC NOTES: ATLANTA GAMES COULD COST STATE OF GEORGIA
Published January 5, 1996
North Korea's acceptance of the invitation to participate in the '96 Games has ensured a historic 100% participation turnout ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/4)....GA Gov. Zell Miller has urged legislators to support spending nearly $22M in taxpayer money on security for the Games and outlined a plan to direct $1M a year toward Centennial Olympic Park maintenance (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/4).... Battle Enterprises, Inc. has been named domestic licensing representative for the '96 Atlanta Paralympic Games (Battle Enterprises)....McDonald's and SI FOR KIDS is sponsoring the "Break Through To Be Your Best!" essay contest for kids to have a chance to win a trip to Atlanta. The contest challenges students to write a 200-word essay about a person who has inspired them to be their best (McDonald's)....The IOC has reached agreements on the Australian, South African and South American broadcasting rights for the Nagano Games with Channel 7 ($9.25M), SABC ($1.25M), and OTI ($985,000). All of the fees have set the highest marks for each country (NAGANO OLYMPIC NEWS, 12/95 issue)....As part of its '96 Games sponsorship, International Paper has delivered 20 tons of coated publication paper to the USOC to be used to produce "The Olympic Magazine," the official publication of the USOC (Int'l Paper)....China announced yesterday it will not bid to host the 2004 Games (Mult., 1/5).