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

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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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08/29/95
CHICAGO 2008? SECOND CITY ORGANIZERS TALK OF POSSIBLE BID

Chicago officials, upbeat about revenue from the World Cup and next year''s Democratic National Convention, "may be preparing to stalk" the Summer Games. Greg Hinz writes in the current issue of CHICA

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08/24/95
NEW OLYMPIC SPONSOR: THE STAR OF THE AMERICAN HIGHWAY

Texaco and ACOG have announced that Texaco will be the Official Petroleum Sponsor of the ''96 Summer Games as well as the Official Petroleum Provider to the ''96 Olympic Torch Relay. Star Enterprise,

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08/16/95
BELL SOUTH HOPES FINGERS DO THE WALKING ON OLYMPIC ADS

BellSouth, an Olympic sponsor, hopes to raise close to $2M by selling $60,000 ads to other Olympic sponsors in a special 32- page insert in its ''96 Atlanta Yellow Pages, according to Henry Unger of t

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08/16/95
USOC DISTRIBUTES CREDENTIALS TO "NONRIGHTS HOLDING" MEDIA

The USOC has been debating which U.S. networks will get how many of the 40 "E" credentials to cover the ''96 Games, according to the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. These credentials go to "nonrights holding" U

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08/11/95
OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: WAS THE FEST A BUST IN DENVER?

Organizers of this year''s U.S. Olympic Festival in CO made it "official" Wednesday, calling the event "pretty much a bust," writes Chance Conner in the DENVER POST. Attendance at the 10- day event fe

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08/04/95
NHL PLAYERS VOICE OPINIONS CONCERNING OLYMPIC PLAY

Several NHL players have met with IIHF President Rene Fasel concerning the ''98 Nagano Games. The players said that a 10-game break to play in the Olympics during the NHL''s season will "lead to burno

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08/02/95
TODAY, LICENSING. TOMORROW, NINTENDO AS AN OLYMPIC SPORT

T-HQ Inc. announced yesterday they have signed a licensing agreement with U.S. Gold and the Atlanta Olympic Committee to develop video games based on the ''96 Summer Games for the Super Nintendo Enter

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08/02/95
OLYMPIC SPONSOR PROFILES: FOCUSING ON BAUSCH & LOMB

Bausch & Lomb became a TOP Olympic sponsor in ''88 and extended their relationship with the IOC by signing another agreement in ''92, which expires with the ''96 Games. The company is recognized as th

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07/31/95
OLYMPIC FESTIVAL CLOSES DOWN, LIKELY UNTIL 1999

The U.S. Olympic Festival ended in Denver yesterday with the USOC announcing that it will cancel the ''97 event. The committee said future festivals "conducted in the current format were in doubt" and

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07/25/95
OLYMPIC ROUND-UP

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