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IOC BANS MARIJUANA; POUND PLANTS SEEDS OF DISCONTENT ON CBS

          The IOC Exec Board added marijuana and other "social
     drugs" to its list of banned substances, according to
     Athelia Knight of the WASHINGTON POST.  The move comes after
     Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati tested positive in
     Nagano but was allowed to keep his medal.  IOC VP Dick
     Pound: "The IOC has decided in the case of social drugs we
     should take a stand, and Olympic athletes should be put to a
     somewhat higher standard than society in general."  The IOC
     is meeting in Sydney and said details of the policy must
     still be worked out (WASHINGTON POST, 4/28).
          OTHER NOTES: IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch took
     a tour of the half-completed Olympic Stadium in Sydney and
     afterward said, "This is the most impressive stadium I have
     seen in my life."  Construction is expected to be completed
     in March '99 (USA TODAY, 4/27)....In speaking about Nagano,
     IOC VP Pound yesterday attributed the worst ratings for the
     Winter Games in 30 years to "the time difference, the
     programming decisions, the presentation of the program by
     CBS and possibly the results of the American team."  CBS had
     no comment on Pound's remarks (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 4/28).

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