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Rio Games Sees Budget Increase By 25% In Wake Of Project Delays, New Transit Plans

04 / 17 / 14

Brazilian authorities "unveiled an infrastructure budget" of US$10.76B for the '16 Rio Games, which is 25% "more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The budget "covers 27 projects in urban development and public...

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11/29/95
BIG JOB FOR DIAL AS THEY FACE SWEATY ATHLETES IN JULY

Dial Corp. is the newest sponsor of the Atlanta Games, becoming the official soap, laundry and household cleaning products company. One Olympic source put the deal at $2.5-5M in cash and products. Wit

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11/22/95
NO PAYNE, NO GAIN: ACOG SAYS IT PASSES EVENT TESTS

ACOG claims success in its five-month series of test events, but admitted work remains to resolve some minor problems, according to the N.Y. TIMES. The series of 19 test events, dubbed "Atlanta Sports

Tags: IBM, Olympics

11/22/95
OLYMPIC NOTES: USOC PANEL EXAMINES ETHICS ISSUES

The USOC''s ethics panel will meet in Chicago on December 6 to review conflict of interest questions facing the nominating committee for the next USOC president and Bill Hybl, the leading candidate fo

Tags: Olympics, USOC

11/21/95
OLYMPIC NOTES: ACOG AND UNICEF TEAM UP FOR OLYMPIC AID

ACOG and UNICEF have announced the launch of Olympic Aid- Atlanta, a special initiative designed to raise funds that will help alleviate the plight of millions of war-affected children on the occasion

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, IOC, Olympics, USOC, Viacom

11/21/95
NOT SUCH A BATTY IDEA: EASTON TO MAKE SPECIAL SOFTBALL BATS

Easton Sports is working with members of the U.S. National Fastpitch Softball team to design bats made specifically to players'' individual preferences. Easton is the official bat of the U.S. Women''s

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11/17/95
FORMER USOC PRESIDENT BILL HYBL FACES QUESTIONS OF CONFLICT

One year before it elects new officers, the USOC faces conflict of interest questions about the process and the leading candidate, according to USA TODAY. Bill Hybl, interim USOC president from ''91-9

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11/17/95
OLYMPIC NOTES: ATLANTANS WARMING TO THE GAMES

A poll by Georgia State Univ. shows 83% of Atlantans think the Olympics will be good for the state. The same poll showed 69% felt this way in July (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/17)....Petter Ronningen, ma

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11/15/95
MARKETING PROGRAM TO ADD 400 NEW SIDEWALK VENDING SPOTS

As part of a proposed marketing effort by B.G. Swing Games Management and President Munson Steed, there could be 400 new sidewalk vending spots in Atlanta by next summer, according to the ATLANTA CONS

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11/15/95
OLYMPIC NOTES: OLYMPIC SOCCER TEAM WILL PLAY IN WASHINGTON

Organizers of the ''96 Games have announced the U.S. Olympic Soccer team will play one of its three first-round games at DC''s RFK Stadium (WASHINGTON POST, 11/15).... Atlanta will lead the nation''s

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11/14/95
BASEBALL DREAM TEAMS WILL KEEP SPORT IN OLYMPICS, BOOST TV

As International Baseball Association President Aldo Notari called for pros to be in by 2000 or out of the Olympics by 2004, the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL''s James Christie notes a Dream Team format would

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