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A new Winter Games

...broadcast rights for the next five summer and winter Olympics by bidding $3.55 billion for the package.Nagano is the southernmost site ever for a Winter Olympics, so there are some who worry about the lack of snow. "There is a satisfactory amount...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/01/oly_221677.shtml
Olympics
Overtime: U.S. group in World Cup includes Iran

...Hodler, a senior IOC member and head of the international ski federation (FIS), is not convinced. Nagano is the southernmost site of any Winter Olympics and the region can experience wind, rain, fog and other bad weather. Kobayashi noted that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/05/oth_218603.shtml
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Fifty days to Nagano: Where's the snow?

...concerns over a possible lack of snow when the games begin. Such concerns aren't just hot air. Nagano is the southernmost site ever to serve as a Winter Olympic host. It is at roughly the same latitude as San Francisco or Seville, Spain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/19/oth_219313.shtml
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