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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • 24

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Page 24, The Citizen, Ottawa, Friday, April 30, 1976 Hard-sell Olympics Companies vying to provide equipment Toros having ticket woes PUTTING IN A SWIMMING POOL? Giva your feet a troat Use hydra-prest non-slip safety-tread patio slabs. Easy on your feet. Easy on your pocketboofc. BEFORE YOU BUY TRY UNIT PRECAST (1973) LTD. Bells Corners 828-5 1 1 1 Advertising is information on goods and services on which our society largely depends.

Adidas signed a contract with the organizing committee for the Montreal Games last year. It agreed to supply, free of charge, some $400,000 worth of shoes and uniforms for officials, messengers, and other Games's employees, John O'Brien, director-general of revenue for the organizing committee, said. In return, the company gained the exclusive right to employ the Olympic committee's logo on its products marketed in Canada. Pony Sporting Goods of Canada one of Adidas' competitors, has a contract with the Canadian Olympic Association (COA) to supply close to GlIYRWTEED IIWESTMEOT CERTIFICATES TORONTO (CP) Toronto Toros are having trouble selling season's tickets Tor their World Hockey Association games in 1976-77. "Things look very poor," a club official said Thursday.

John F. Bassett, president of the Toros, has said the team needs to sell 7,500 season tickets if it is to remain in the city for a fourth year. Only about 2,500 have been sold to date. The team has five weeks to sell 5,000 more tickets and players have been telephoning potential customers in a bid to keep the team in Toronto. Sales have mainly been to people who purchased season tickets last year.

Five of the 16 people the Toros used to employ in their front office operation were laid off last week. They were told that due to the uncertain financial situation of the team there wasn't any money to pay them as of April 23. The Toros sold about 3,000 season tickets last year and spent the season in the cellar of the Canadian Division. Cage squeaker to Cavaliers $45,000 worth of warm-up suits, track shoes, and carry-all bags to the national team, a spokesman for COA said. Adidas, who supplied the team at the 1 972 Munich Games, turned down the COA bid before Pony accepted, the spokesman added.

Pat Ramage, COA official responsible for outfitting the Canadian team, said Celanese of Canada Ltd. is supplying $60,000 worth of cloth for the Pony suits, and for the team's parade, dress and casual uniforms. Simpson-Sears Ltd. is making a $60,000 contribution to cover design costs of the uniforms, she added, noting that all the clothing will be manufactured in Canada. In addition, all three companies will make financial contributions to the Olympic Trust the fund-raising arm of the COA.

The money will be used mainly to fund training and coaching for the national teams, Mrs. Ramage said. 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 YEAR 10 9m 9Vi 10 104 Rates subject to change. These rates are paid on new certificates. They do not affect any you may now hold.

Young leaving early champ Why wait until age 60? For those 55 and over 1 Ontario Trust has a lot of things going for you. CLEVELAND (AP) Dick Snyder's driving layup with four seconds left gave Cleveland Cavaliers an 87-85 triumph Thursday night over Washington Bullets and a berth in the National Basketball Association semi-final playoffs. Snyder, who finished with 23 points, drove around Washington centre Wes Unseld just 20 seconds after Washington guard Phil Chenier tied the game 85-85 with his 31st point of the night. The Cavaliers, who won the best-of-seven quarterfinal series 4-3, will play the winner of the Boston-Buffalo series for the Eastern Conference championship. The Cavaliers came from behind to take an 80-79 lead with a little more than four minutes remaining.

They built that margin to 83-80 as Jim Brewer hit one of two free throws and Snyder scored on a long jumper. Washington's Nick Weatherspoon then hit two quick baskets to tie the game 83-83 with 2:06 remaining. Snyder dropped in another jumper for an 85-83 Cleveland lead with 1:42 remaining and Elvi'n Hayes, who had 21 points for the Bullets, missed a pair of free throws with 1:01 left. A crowd of 21,564, breaking the previous NBA playoff record of 2T.312 also held by Cleveland, watched the Bullets jump out to' a 6-2 lead. Cleveland led 29-26 after one quarter.

Get full details by calling or visiting your local branch MONTREAL (CP) With the Olympics fewer than three months away, major sporting goods companies are vying for opportunities to display their product lines to spectators and the world-wide television audience. Companies have signed agreements with many organizations connected with the Games committing themselves to supply hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment free of charge. Despite the cost involved, the companies engage in the tough, competitive battle to clothe amateur athe-letes on a year-to-year basis in return for promotion they gain from the exposure. An advertising representative of Adidas (Canada) Ltd. said, "We could live without the Olympics and, in fact, they cost us a lot of money, but the Games are our biggest promotional opportunity by far especially big this year because they are being held in Canada." Adidas is currently supplying equipment to the track and field, rowing, cycling, soccer, field hockey, team handball, and volleyball teams, the representative said.

The company is a subsidiary of the giant international firm owned and controlled by Addi Dassler, a prominent West German businessman. It started its Olympic promotional campaign in Canada about 18 months ago by making a blanket offer to equip and supply uniforms for 18 of 21 national teams. Indoor tennis at Rideau An invitational tennis tournament featuring some of the country's best junior players begins today at the Rideau Lawn Tennis Club's four indoor courts. The three-day tournament continues Saturday and Sunday and is co-sponsored by the Rideau Winter Tennis Club and Johnny Canuck. Harry Blackwood and Martin Wostenholme, both nationally ranked, will be two of the local entries in the 45-player field.

Blackwood is No. 4 in the 14-and-under group and Wostenholme is top seed in the 12-and-under. Monday, May 3 Three 10 Round Main Events Gaetan Hartt vt Barry Sponacle Marc Gervals vs Roy Johnson Voodooman Averette Claude Gauthler RingsMe $8. Reserved $6, General $4, Under 16 $2 ONTARIO TRUST 150 SPARKS ST. OTTAWA, ONTARIO TEL.

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Norton will also be on view tonight, meeting Ron Slander in a scheduled 12-round fight which with the Ali-Young fight will form a television doubleheader. The telecast will start at 9 p.m. EDT. Norton weighed in at 224 to Stander's 229. Hefty payoff Ali is getting SI .6 million to fight Young and estimates his total purses beginning with Coopman and running through Foreman or Frazier will be about $25 million.

Young is getting $75, 000, or 10 times his previous best pay day which was against Roman, and he thinks the gateway to big money is to keep Ali in the center of the ring and make him work. "My idea is to box him, to keep him in the middle of the ring where I'm 100 per cent sure I can handle him," said Young whose pro record is 17-42, with five knockouts compared with Ali's 50-2-0, with 36 knockouts. uiuv.inuui.ui jumm ijiuiauwmai Licensed Lounge and Dining Lounge Pro Shop Golf Cubs, Electric Carts and Pull Cart Rentals LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, who says he wasn't impressed with Jimmy Young in Young's last fight, gets a first-hand look at the challenger from Philadelphia tonight. Ali said Thursday he didn't know how long he will be looking at Young, but he knows it won't be for the full 15 rounds of their title fight in the 19, 000-seat Capital Centre.

Ali watched on television in his dressing room while Young outpointed Joe (King) Roman in 10 rounds in Puerto Rico last Feb. 20. Then Ali went out and knocked out Jean-Pierre Coopman in five rounds after getting the word from his manager, Herbert Muhammad, to quit playing around. "It wasn't my best fight," said Young of his match against Roman, but the 27-year-old added he thought it would be a mistake for Ali to judge him off that bout. But the former exhibition partner of the champion he sparred three three-rounders against Ali five years ago is a definite underdog in their fight for keeps, which will be televised live by ABC at about 10:30 p.m.

EDT. Expects KO "I'll knock him out," the 34-year-old Ali said after weighing in at 230 pounds, the highest official weight of his career. "I don't know when." Ali had a ready explanation for his weight, a pound over the previous high of 229 in a non-title fight against Mac Foster in Tokyo April 1972. Young weighed 209. "I got a little fat, but I'm in shape," he said patting his belly.

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