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Security is No. 1 priority at major sporting events

...Not only are sports facilities at risk, but so are the public areas where fans and spectators congregate. At the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, a backpack bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, killing one person and injuring more than 100...
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Most gymnastic moves are named for the people who invented them.
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Olympic board gives away $100 million in profits

SALT LAKE CITY -- Olympic trustees disbanded Wednesday after approving a plan to spend or give away $100 million in profits from the Winter Games.
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'96 Olympics also sleazy

...recruit the 2002 Winter Olympics, it was natural to assume Atlanta engaged in much the same sordid conduct to get the 1996 Summer Games. But Atlanta's top Olympic bid officials, Billy Payne and Andrew Young, said absolutely not, their recruitment...
Olympic whistle-blower returns to scene of bribes

...head of finance for the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer; and Pat Glisson, Atlanta's financial chief for the 1996 Summer Games. Even with three new deals worth $30 million signed last Friday, SLOC still has budget cuts of $84 million...
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IOC to hold emergency meeting

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee will hold an emergency assembly in March to vote on expelling corrupt members and tightening procedures for selecting host cities of the Winter and Summer Games. In a bid to tackle the bribery scandal that has overwhelmed the Olympic movement, its president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, announced Friday that he was convening an extraordinary session of the committee's 115 members for March 17-18 in Lausanne.
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Local and area briefs Atlanta will put its last $100,000 into an endowment fund to maintain outdoor sculptures commissioned for the 1996 Summer Games. The special fund will cover the cost of a conservator who will inspect the artwork twice a year and oversee special...
Nagano to have more effective drug-testing than '96 Games

...spectrometers for the Nagano games are four to five times more effective in detecting banned drugs than those used for the 1996 summer games, said Makoto Ueki, manager at Mitsubishi Kagaku Bio-Clinical Laboratories, the only lab in Japan accredited...
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Ramblin' Rhodes - few entertainers like Little Richard

...Springsteen and Hootie and the Blowfish. When 8,000 Olympic competitors rushed onto the field at the closing of the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta last August, there was Little Richard in the huge closing jam session with B.B. King and other stars...
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Thornton eyes spot on squad

...hopefuls in St. Louis this week for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Thornton narrowly missed qualifying for the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, finishing as the second alternate. Two competitions will determine the six-man Olympic Team: the...
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