June 17, 1992 |
Nike in Battle to Use Name at Olympics: Nike Inc. is in the midst of a legal battle with a Spanish attorney who owns the Nike name in Spain--first registered there 60 years ago by a Barcelona sock maker. Pressure is building on both sides: Nike, a sports shoe and apparel company based in Beaverton, Ore., wants to clear the matter up before the July 25 opening ceremony.
April 11, 1992 |
On the eve of the U.S. men's Olympic marathon trials, which will be run here today, many of the top American male distance runners felt on trial at a news conference Friday. The runners were besieged with questions about the United States' apparent decline in the marathon, an event that American men once dominated. Since the last Olympic Games in 1988, only four American male marathoners have been ranked in the top 50 in the world.
July 28, 1991 |
This just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. In national news: The country's new slogan, "Spain: The Rising Star of Europe," reflects the new Spanish eagerness not to be left out of the 12-nation European Community on the occasion of the continent's economic unification next year. Besides the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the 1992 World's Fair will be staged in Seville. With Franco still dead, Spain at last wants to be on that big bus to the future with its progressive neighbors.
July 5, 1990 |
Germany will send a unified team to the Winter and Summer Olympics in 1992, the presidents of the two national Olympic committees announced Wednesday. It will be the first time since the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo that Germany will compete with a unified team. Willi Daume, president of the West German Olympic Committee, and Joachim Weiskopf, president of the counterpart East German organization, said the two national committees will merge in December to oversee the formation of a single team.
October 18, 1986 |
Amid intrigue that would rival any political convention, the International Olympic Committee on Friday selected Barcelona, Spain, to host the 1992 Summer Olympics and Albertville, France, as the site of the Winter Olympics. The romanticists will rejoice. The Summer Games are returning to a cosmopolitan city on the shores of the Mediterranean, the Winter Games to a resort village in the French Alps.