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          The Women's Sports Foundation will hold its first
     "Women's Global Challenge" in the greater Washington, DC,
     region, from April 28-May 2, 1999.  The Challenge will
     include competition in basketball, beach volleyball, diving,
     figure skating, gymnastics, soccer (pending), swimming and
     track and field.  More than $2.3M will be raised for girl's
     sports programs and female athletes around the world
     (Women's Sports Foundation).  In Washington, Athelia Knight
     reports that the Washington region will also host the
     biennial event in 2001 (WASHINGTON POST, 10/15).
          TUBE TIME: Lifetime TV will telecast three days of the
     Women's Global Challenge, for a total of six hours of
     coverage (Lifetime).  CBS Sports will broadcast four hours
     of coverage spread over the five days of competition (CBS).

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