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  • USOC PREPARES FOR GET-TOGETHER IN THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE

              This weekend's USOC semiannual board meetings in
         Philadelphia will be the first set of meetings since William
         Hybl was elected president in the "only contested -- and
         extremely contentious -- election in the 103-year history of
         the USOC," according to Bob Ford in the PHILADELPHIA
         INQUIRER.  One item to be voted on this weekend is an $8M
         grant to qualifying NCAA conferences to support Olympic
         sports "endangered by budget cuts at the collegiate level." 
         Also "on the agenda" is discussion of a new series of
         "Olympic Cup" events that would showcase various sports and
         "take the place of the defunct Olympic Festival."  The USOC
         is holding "preliminary negotiations" with TBS about
         televising the events (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 2/14).
              CHICAGO SAYS NO: Chicago Mayor Richard Daley "all but
         shelved" Chicago's hopes to bid for the 2008 Summer Games,
         but said he would like Chicago to host the 2007 Pan Am Games
         (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 2/14).
              SURVEY SAYS: According to a new Harris Poll, of the 20
         firms that paid $40M each to be official Olympic sponsors,
         only Coca-Cola was "widely recognized" as such.  Beyond
         that, only McDonald's and AT&T earned a "double-digit
         recognition factor" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 2/14).
    
    
    

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