The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on September 19, 1990 · 1
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Atlanta HP THE ATLANTA CONSTITUT ION For J 22 Year the South's Standard Newspaper Copjrrtfht 1990 The AtlanU Conititution WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1990 SPORTS FINAL 25 CENTS " ' J(5JLILIlb(5 City celebrates Olympics win, faces huge job ahead r (ojcano OIYMPICS REPORT ;The games of Atlanta: July 20 - August 4, 1996 Five full pages of coverage inside: A7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 TICKETS: How to get them . and what they'll cost. A7 , .-f , . N- ; fJ-- VENUES: What Atlanta has and what it needs. AS SPORTS: New stadium will become Braves' home. A8 REACTION: Athens shocked . by loss of bid. A9 BUSINESS: How local firms . , hope to profit. A10 i ii M, ,r i ) I in. i mi i : ' , ii ' ' in i - COCA-COLA: What role did the Olympics' top corporate sponsor play? A10 ARTS: Games will have major impact on Atlanta's : cultural life, too. A12 EDITORIAL The torch is 'passed to Atlanta. A14 LEWIS GRIZZARD: What? : We didn't lose again? Dl TRAFFIC: Plans laid to avoid trafficjamsin'96. Dlf 2 OLYMPICS HOTLINE CALL US with your questions about the Olympics. We'll get answers , and print them Sunday. 2222044 COMING SUNDAY SPECIAL SECTION: Your . guide to the 1996 Summer Olympics, with the inside story of how Atlanta won.. Hl'-. ' I (" - . Dianne LaaksoStaff Huge crowd at Underground Atlanta breaks into par- : oxysms of joy Tuesday morning as Atlanta is named ; host city for the 1996 Olympic Games. . Victory attributed to Payne, Young By Bert Roughton Jr. and Karen Rosen Staff writers TOKYO Atlanta's stunning Olympic victory was being attributed Tuesday to a combination of Billy Payne's obsession with winning the Games and Andy Young's abilities to woo International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, particularly in Africa. "When you look at the vote, it's clear that former Mayor Andy Young won it for them," said Dick Angell, a former director of the failed attempt for the Winter Games in Anchorage, Alaska. "You take out the two U.S. members, and the other IOC members who were obviously for Atlanta, and you have 14 votes that's the Africans. That's Andy Young." Staying alive in the early voting rounds was Atlanta's strategy from day one. "We always thought we had to be everyone's second and third choice to win," said Charlie Battle, the city's chief traveling emissary to the IOC. Votes kept trickling to Atlanta until the fifth round, when Toronto was eliminated, sending all its followers to Atlanta and putting the city over the top. Please see GAMES, A12 .f ..'1 i 'K'J'l 1'iHii"J'-.-".: 'I'"'-, i t 1 .V.: I'' ... . I L- 1 r i.. ; r i f ' ... . . . - ' , ! ! Frank NiemeirStaff fireworks light up the sky over Underground Atlanta on Tuesday night as jubilant crowds celebrate winning the 1996 Olympics. The impromptu party lasted through the day and into the night, with area hotels and restaurants offering special deals related to the Games. ; The electric feeling flew from Tokyo to Atlanta in less than a second, and through the day the city's heart soared. Unbelievable! people said. A year ago Atlanta was the most unlikely of candidates to win the 1996 Olympics. Then Tuesday, barely awake, the city found that it had won. "The International-Olympic Committee has awarded the 1996 Olympic Games to the city of . . . Atlanta," said International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch. Those words turned Atlanta's decade-old boast "The Next Great International City" into prophecy. "Can you believe it?!" people said. Fireworks exploded. Strangers embraced. A city surprised itself by suddenly becoming one. And just as quickly the Olympic rings, floating on banners throughout the city, came to symbolize Atlanta's next challenge: With the Olympic dream a reality, the city will build and the dream will grow. And Atlanta will never again be the same. Raad Cawthon .'''Sb.nmch'tp.jdp' in only 6 years By IJ. Rosenberg Staff writer ' The nerve-wracking competition is over. Atlanta has won the Olympics. Now the real work begins. In the next six years, the city must: Build $358.8 million worth of facilities, including an 85,000-seat track and field stadium also to be used for the opening and closing ceremonies and an Olympic village that will house 16,000 athletes and officials. - Raise $1.16 billion to stage the Games, with about half of it guaranteed by TV rights. The rest is expected to come from corporate sponsorships and ticket sales. Organizers say no tax money will be needed. Hire professional planners to run the Games and gather more than 200,000 volunteers to help put them on. Put together a cultural program, featuring monthlong thematic celebrations, that will begin at the end of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and run through the 1996 Games. Put together a security force that will involve Please see 6 YEARS, A12 Iraq reported pouring in troops to strengthen grip on Kuwait By Scott Shepard Journal-Constitution Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - The Pentagon estimated Tuesday that the number of Iraqi troops in and near Kuwait had swollen by 95,000 in the past two weeks and said they appeared to be holding their defensive posture. Defense Department spokesman Pete Williams said the latest estimates were that 360,000 Iraqi soldiers were in the "Kuwaiti theater," up from 265,000 two weeks ago. He also said Iraq had 2,800 tanks, 1,800 armored vehicles and 1,450 artillery pieces in the theater, although some tanks had been pulled back from the border with Saudi Arabia. Two weeks ago there were 2,200 tanks, j More coverage of events in the Persian Gulf A4 "Iraq continues to improve its defenses, but nonetheless retains the capability to conduct offensive operations with very short notice," Mr. Williams said. When asked if it appeared the Iraqi forces intended to remain in Kuwait, which they invaded Aug. 2, Mr. Williams replied, "I think you could conclude that, yes." Mr. Williams also announced that a team from the guided missile cruiser Biddle had stopped and boarded a Soviet cargo ship, the Pyotyr Masherov, on Monday as part of the effort to block trade with Iraq. He said the boarding in the , Please ee BUILDUP, A13 INSIDE Sunny It will be sunny and breezy today with a high in the low 80s. Details, Page D16. BUSINESS section C METROSTATE section D NATIONWORLD' section A PEOPLE I' section B SPORTS section E VOL 123, NO. 66 76 PAGES, 6 SECTIONS ABBY ' B2 BRIDGE BIO CATHY B2 CLASSIFIEDS D8 COMICS B7 CROSSWORD BIO EDITORIALS A14 GRIZZARD Dl HOROSCOPE B7 - HUMMER . . El JUMBLE ! MOVIES : OBITUARIES : SIBLEY . , TELEVISION BIO ! TUCKER . A1S B7 B8 D7 TO SUBSCRIBE, CALL 522-4141 . fifty This newspaper it printed In part ' k on recycled paper and It recyclable. v For the recycling nation nearest , H3f7 you,hone 222-2000, Former Michigan star Rumeal Robinson agrees to a four-year deal. Tho firsf-round pick's contract Is worth more than $4 million. ' Spcrts, Dl Pcstn:n layoffs V v 5 "Ten percent of the 750 people working for cash-strapped developer John Portmart art losing their Jobs. R:sinc55,Bl Winnie Mandela feces charges in South African youth's death The Associated Press . JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The government said Tuesday that it will charge Winnie Mandela with kidnapping and assault, a move that could endanger its peace talks with her husband's African National Congress. Mrs. Mandela, wife of ANC leader Nelson Mandela, will be charged in the alleged abductions and beatings of four young men at her home in December 1988. One of the four, 14-year-old 1 Stompei Seipei, later was found dead. Mrs. Mandela's bodyguard, Jerry Richardson, was convicted of murdering Stompei and sentenced to death last month. At his trial, the surviving victims testified that Mrs. jandela, 56, beat jt1- ' " : them with a whip. She has denied wrongdoing. The announcement came as Mr. Mandela, the country's best-known black leader, met with other ANC officials to discuss the police crackdown on black factional fighting in townships around Johannesburg. Mr. Mandela on Monday threatened to suspend the peace talks if the government failed to halt the carnage that has killed nearly 800 blacks since Aug. 12. Most of the fighting has been between Xhosa and other black ANC supporters and supporters of the Zulu-based conservative Inkatha movement. He said new police measures announced Saturday, including reinforcements, roadblocks, weapons searches and mounted Please iee WINNIE, A13V

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