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ATLANTA 1996 OLYMPICS | DAILY REPORT : MISCELLANY

July 20, 1996|Associated Press

Accommodations for China's Olympic athletes in Atlanta reportedly are cramped and there's no Chinese food for them to eat.

China's state-run television showed footage from Atlanta of rooms crammed with two beds and a narrow space between them. Training bags lay at the foot of the beds, with seemingly no other place to be stored. At the end of a hallway stood a sink to be shared by a number of athletes.

"Although many types of food have been prepared in the Olympic Village, there's no Chinese food. Many of the athletes aren't used to eating Western food," said the report on the nationwide evening news broadcast. "Not a few have had to make do with hamburgers or Korean kimchi."

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