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Phelps To Come Out Of Retirement Next Week, Could Compete In '16 Summer Games

04 / 15 / 14

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps is returning to competition next week in a "move that could lead" to him participating in the '16 Rio Games, according to a front-page piece by Marbella & Klingaman of the Baltimore SUN. Phelps will compete in the Arena Grand Prix, held in Mesa, Ariz., April 24-26, in...

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07/14/95
TOUGH FINANCIAL SLEDDING FOR '95 OLYMPIC FESTIVAL

With only eight days until opening events, the ''95 Olympic Festival in Denver is facing a rough financial situation where "bills are barely getting paid and corporate sponsors (are) slow to pay their

Tags: Olympics, PepsiCo, USOC

07/14/95
OLYMPIC NOTES

According to an economic study by the Univ. of Georgia, the ''96 Games will have created 80,000 jobs and will contribute $5B to GA''s economy. The study looks at economic impact between ''91 and ''97

Tags: ATT, BBDO, Olympics

07/14/95
ACOG SIGNS NISSAN AS THIRD AUTO SPONSOR

On Thursday, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic games announced the signing of Nissan Motor Corp. USA as an official sponsor of the ''96 Summer Games. Nissan USA has committed to fund training and

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07/14/95
PAYNE PAINTS A POSITIVE PICTURE

ACOG President & CEO Billy Payne is interviewed in today''s WALL STREET JOURNAL. On construction schedules and finances: "We''re going to raise the amount of money -- $1.6B -- we said we would raise f

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07/12/95
SALT LAKE SPONSORSHIPS -- TOO EARLY TO BE PLANNING?

Under the header "Want to be Olympic sponsor for 2002? Prepare to pay mega bucks," John Keahey of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE writes that "it is not likely many Utah-based businesses will become full-fledge

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07/12/95
ACOG'S PAYNE TELLS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ATLANTA IS ON COURSE

ACOG President Billy Payne told the largest gathering of international media to date that ACOG remains "on time and on budget in our preparations for the Games," according to the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION.

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07/12/95
ACOG FACING COMPLAINTS OVER BORG-WARNER SPONSORSHIP

ACOG is facing increasing international pressure to review, and possibly terminate, Borg-Warner''s sponsorship of the ''96 Games. The dispute stems form an organizing campaign by the Teamsters union a

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07/11/95
AROUND THE RINGS: OLYMPIC ROUND-UP

ACOG Chief Billy Payne has had a camera installed on Fulton County Stadium so he can monitor the progress of the Olympic Stadium construction efforts (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 7/9)....Jeff Kunerth report

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07/11/95
MAMA, DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE EQUESTRIANS

MCA Country will release an Olympic-Themed country music CD in February. The album is one of several Olympic CDs that will be released early next year, including R&B, Latin/Hispanic, world music, jazz

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07/11/95
ARE YOU READY? CONSUMERS SHOW AWARENESS OF OLYMPIC SPONSORS

A phone survey of 250 people conducted in April by Greenwich, CT-based NFO Research revealed that two-thirds of respondents think it is important for a corporation to be an Olympic sponsor, according

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