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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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11/10/94
USA TODAY LOOKS AT MINORITY REPRESENTATION IN THE USOC

"Breaking into the boardrooms and policy-making committees of the U.S. Olympic movement is proving harder for women and minorities than winning medals." A USA TODAY survey shows "significantly less re

Tags: Olympics, USOC

11/10/94
U.S. OLYMPIC CONGRESS OPEN NASHVILLE MEETING TODAY

More than 900 representatives of sports organizations are expected to attend the ''94 U.S. Olympic Congress opening in Nashville today. The Congress focuses on the Olympic movement and the needs of US

Tags: Olympics, USOC

11/09/94
OLYMPIC PARK FUNDRAISING BEGINS

The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce began its campaign to raise $10 million from local businesses for the $50 million Centennial Olympic Park. The Chamber has already received about $6 million in cash com

Tags: Olympics

11/09/94
U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL '95 PICKS UP SUPPORT

The Colorado Sports Council, local organizers for the U.S. Olympic Festival-''95, have signed on Sedona Springs Mountain Water as a gold patron and the Colorado Lottery as a Silver Patron for next sum

Tags: Olympics

11/07/94
OLYMPIC TICKETS ARE HOT ITEM

Orders for Olympics tickets are "already pouring in from folks with Olympic connections." Sponsors, licensees and local hotels were expected to place orders for tickets by October 31 and the 196 natio

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11/07/94
OLYMPIC BRICKS TO BE FOUND AT A HOME DEPOT NEAR YOU

Centennial Olympic bricks, engraved with the purchaser''s name, are on sale at Home Depot stores for a tax-deductible $35. The engraved bricks will be placed in a commemorative park planned for downto

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11/03/94
ATLANTA GROUP SEEKS TO CURB AMBUSH ADS

ACOG organizers, "fed up with ''ambush advertisers,'' are embarking on an aggressive campaign against those companies that don''t pay" ACOG for ''96 Olympic sponsorship rights, "yet produce ads that g

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11/02/94
COCA-COLA PULLS OUT OF BID TO BUILD OLYMPIC COMPLEX

Coca-Cola has rejected a proposal to build an entertainment complex next to the proposed Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta because of reservations about the $50M price tag. The company has begun draf

Tags: Coca-Cola, Olympics

10/31/94
FIVE-RING NOTES

Ollan Cassell, exec director of USA Track, welcomed the idea that revenues "accrued from track and field at the ''96 Games be funneled back into the US program." Cassell: "I would think right now the

Tags: Coca-Cola, IOC, Olympics

10/31/94
FOUR CITIES SUBMIT FINAL BIDS FOR '97-'99 FESTIVAL

The USOC has received final bid packets and $25,000 deposits from four finalists bidding to host the ''97 or ''99 U.S. Olympic Festival -- Dallas/Ft. Worth, Phoenix, Richmond, and Seattle. The Festiva

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