Sports: Winning the Gold

Winning the Gold

Six years before they begin, the 1996 Summer Olympics have their first winner: Atlanta. The International Olympic Committee voted last week in Tokyo to make the city site of the '96 Games. Athens was long considered the favorite by virtue of its claim that the 100th anniversary edition of the modern Games should take place in the nation where the Olympics were born. But most I.O.C. members succumbed to their misgivings about the Greek capital's pollution and potential safety problems. Atlanta promised smoother sailing, to say nothing of the likelihood of the kind of neat profit from commercial sponsorship perfected at...

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