January 26, 1993 |
A $250-million deal for the European Broadcast Union to televise the 1996 Summer Olympics has been completed, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games announced. U.S. rights for the Games in Atlanta have not yet been negotiated.
July 23, 1996 |
I suppose the cigarette guy gets my vote for most valuable Olympian so far. He solved this Atlanta "organization"--ha!--insanity better than anybody. He was on a bus, moving through downtown. The bus passed the building where the guy wanted to get off. At the stoplight, however, the driver said she could not open the door.
August 5, 1996 |
Disheartened that International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch would vary from his standard closing ceremonies remarks Sunday night by declining to call the 1996 Summer Olympics "the best Games ever," the president of Atlanta's organizing committee made the declaration for him.
August 1, 1996 |
Architecturally, this is not Barcelona. At the risk of belaboring the obvious, sponsors of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games here repeat this refrain when talking about Atlanta's efforts to make the city look good in the global media spotlight. Barcelona is a hard act to follow. In preparing for the '92 Olympics, the Catalonian capital commissioned many of Spain's and the world's best architects to design Olympic venues and related facilities. Atlanta did not aim so high.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1996 |
The lingering symbol of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games--the statues of two nude, headless athletes at the peristyle entrance of the Coliseum--will remain undraped during the start of the Olympic torch relay Saturday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1996 |
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans on Wednesday unveiled the route for the Olympic torch relay, which will start at the Los Angeles Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. The torch will arrive in Los Angeles from Greece on April 27 and be lighted at the Coliseum, "where it last touched American soil," said David Emanuel of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.