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The Olympics In Cyberspace

July 15, 1996

* The official 1996 Olympics Web Site (http://www.atlanta.olympic.org) will feature sights and sounds direct from the Atlanta Games, including QuickTime video clips. You can use the site to find and purchase whatever Olympic tickets are left and scope out the many venues for sporting events. Follow the Olympic torch on the last days of its cross-country journey and order official Olympic merchandise online. Visitors can also get the lowdown on the Olympic Arts Festival, which begins today.

* For background on the Olympic movement, visit the official home page of the International Olympic Committee at http://www.olympic.org

* Georgia Tech, home of the 1996 Olympic Village, highlights the technology that makes the Summer Games possible at http://www.gatech.edu/olympics/. For example, a computer program called Motion Interactive allows coaches to track an athlete's movements.

* For a primer on the Olympic Games, visit the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles' Web site at http://www.aafla.com

* NBC Sports, the official broadcaster of the Games, has a complete Web site at http://www.olympic.nbc.com. There are the standard news and sports updates, along with a viewer's guide and in-depth profiles of Olympic athletes. There's also a link to the MSNBC page.

* The Discovery Channel Online (http://www.discovery.com) has daily updates on the lives of athletes as they prepare for competition.

* The It's Atlanta site (http://www.com-stock.com/dave/) has pictures that document the construction of Olympic venues and the opening of the Olympic Stadium. Visitors will find links to the home pages of Olympic athletes and addresses where fans can send mail to competitors. An entire section of the site is devoted to newsletters and clubs dealing with Olympic pins.

* Take a virtual tour of the Olympic Museum in Atlanta at the Olympic Games Connection (http://www.olympic.att.com). The site also has a Web cam with a live feed of the view outside the Olympic Village.

* The official site of the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, is at http://phantom.ghost.linc.or.jp/Nagano. For an overview of plans for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, visit http://www.sydney.olympic.org. Salt Lake City will host the Winter Olympics in 2002, and you can already visit the official Web site at http://www.Intele.NET/olympics/

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