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  • BASEBALL COULD STRIKE OUT AFTER ATLANTA

         Baseball could be out of the Olympics after this summer if
    the IOC can't find a way to have MLB players participate in the
    Sydney Games in 2000, according to the BOSTON GLOBE.  USA
    Baseball Head Dick Case:  "If we don't get the pros like they do
    in basketball, we have a chance of going down."  Case noted
    Sydney is not "hot to trot" about baseball as they still have to
    build a stadium.  The major problem for MLB is that the 2000
    Games will take place in September, during pennant races (John
    Powers, BOSTON GLOBE, 2/18).
    

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  • IOC GIVES ACOG HIGH MARKS FOR SUMMER GAMES PREPARATION

         ACOG got the "highest marks possible" from the IOC's
    oversight group Tuesday after two days of reports on the final
    months of preparations for the Games, according to the ATLANTA
    CONSTITUTION.  IOC Coordination Commission head Dick Pound said
    ACOG has dealt satisfactorily with such concerns as
    transportation and its marketing agreement with the city of
    Atlanta.  The IOC is confident ACOG will reach its revenue target
    of $1.7B, but Pound said organizers can't relax until Aug. 5, the
    day after the Closing Ceremonies.  Pound: "ACOG will be managing
    its pennies, much less its dollars, until the end."  Pound also
    said IOC's focus will get "sharper and sharper" as the Opening
    Ceremonies approach (Turner & Harris, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION,
    2/21).
         DEAL WITH CITY:  The Atlanta City Council on Monday adopted
    an agreement with ACOG aimed at protecting taxpayers from paying
    for any extra costs of staging the Games, according to the
    ATLANTA CONSTITUTION.  The agreement calls for ACOG to provide
    $8M in cash and another $1.5M in goods to the city in return for
    such service as police, fire and sanitation (Charmange Helton,
    ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/21).
    

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