Olympic Outlook: Not So Peachy

Atlanta, which was euphoric over its selection as the site of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, is suffering some early dissension with disturbing racial undertones. The organizing committee's scheme to build a water-polo pool and a field-hockey stadium on the campus of all-black Atlanta University has been frowned on by some members of the Action Forum, a group of black civic leaders. They call the plans "totally unacceptable" because school authorities were not consulted. Declared James Costen, president of the Interdenominational Theological Center: "As usual, we are being planned for rather than planned with."


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