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Volume 24 No. 156


     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 National team which will represent the United
States in the Games.  The '96 Games will be the first Olympics in
which women's fastpitch softball will be included (Easton).

     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 of the '96 Games.  The IOC and U.N. have called for
an Olympic Truce during the period of the '96 Games, to which
Olympic Aid-Atlanta will respond by raising special funds for
children caught in armed conflict (ACOG)....The USOC has
announced there will be a groundbreaking on December 4 for Phase
II facilities at the U.S. Olympic Complex at Colorado Springs
(USOC)....The first World Broadcaster Meeting was held in Nagano
October 26-29 to decide how the '98 Games would be covered.  90
people from 24 countries attended, including representatives from
CBS and CBC (Nagano Olympic News)....MCA Records/Nashville and
ACOG announced that "One Voice," will be the first in a line of
albums to help support ACOG and USOC programs.  The album will be
released in March (ACOG).