HBO's 'Real Sports' Looks At IOC NBC's Request To Alter Parade Order Denied ROCOG Admits To Rushing Village Completion Rio Expected To Run 43% Over Budget Athletes Village Yet To Pass Safety Tests Russia Reportedly Offered Deal To IOC IOC Criticized For Allowing Russia To Field Team Australians Unhappy With Olympic Village USA Gymnastics Agrees To Buy Karolyi Ranch Editorials Call For Complete Russian Oly Ban
POST-OLYMPIC NOTES: CLEANING OUT THE ATLANTA FOLDER
Published August 7, 1996
ACOG COO A.D. Frazier predicted the Atlanta Games would turn "a slim profit." Frazier: "There's not going to be a big windfall for anyone, I'll tell you that right now. If there's anything at all, it's going to be very low numbers." The major remaining expense for ACOG is $30M to retrofit Olympic Stadium for use by the Braves (AP/ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/7)....NBC reports the Games were watched by 209 million viewers, the most of any event in TV history. NBC estimates that its coverage reached 91.7% of all U.S. TV households (NBC Sports)....Ray Flynn, one of the agents for 100-meter gold medalist Donovan Bailey, floated the idea of a 150-meter race against Michael Johnson. Flynn said they have not discussed the idea with Johnson's representatives (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 8/7)....Sponsor NationsBank has received criticism for its decision to program its ATM's at olympic venues to accept only NationsBank bank cards (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 8/7)....Fieldcrest Cannon Inc., an ACOG licensee, expects to absorb a loss on the millions invested in bedding products featuring the Olympic logo and mascot Izzy (Charlotte BUSINESS JOURNAL, 8/5)....The Atlanta City Council held a second day of hearings from vendors upset with B.G. Swing Games Management, the city's Olympic marketer and vending licensor (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/7).