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NEWS & NOTES: NOT EXACTLY AN INSPIRING OLYMPIC MOMENT

     Julie Pound, the wife of IOC VP Dick Pound, was arrested
yesterday after a "scuffle" with an Atlanta police officer and
charged with "refusing to comply with an officer's orders,
obstruction, disorderly conduct and simple battery."  In
addition, the officer's report refers to Julie Pound as "under
the influence" of alcohol.  She was released into the custody of
ACOG COO A.D. Frazier.  Dick Pound:  "We were walking along
peacefully and this is the last thing we expected."  The officer
claims the pair ignored her warnings not to cross the street
(ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/1).  The N.Y. TIMES reports that Julie
Pound "shouted profanity" at the female officer as she passed
and, when grabbed, turned and kneed her in the groin (N.Y. TIMES,
8/1)....SI's E.M. Swift profiles IAAF President Primo Nebiolo,
who has his sights on succeeding Juan Antonio Samaranch as IOC
President in 2001.  Nebiolo would be 78 when Samaranch is forced
to step down because of the new 80-year age limit (SI OLYMPIC
DAILY, 8/1 issue).... WASHINGTON POST columnist Tom Boswell notes
"every Olympics hits the wall.  Next to Wednesday, write the word
'SPLAT'! .... Everybody knows from experience that Olympic
exhaustion arrives during the second week" (WASHINGTON POST,
8/1)....Former Gold Medal winner Mark Spitz is working the Games
for seven sponsors: Xerox, John Hancock, GM, General Mills,
Swatch, Kodak and Bausch & Lomb. Spits: "I deal in sevens."  He
also makes appearances for L.A. Gear (Thurow & Heylar, WALL
STREET JOURNAL, 8/1)...CBS' Mark Phillips examined the use of
private security guards at the Atlanta Games -- what many are
calling the "weak link in the chain of protection" ("CBS Evening
News," 7/31)....Frank Deford, on the 2004 Games:  "I think it
will go to Rome.  I don't think anybody is going to take any
chances.  I think [the IOC is] are going to go for the most
stylish place they can find" ("Good Morning America," ABC, 8/1).
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