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Resource ID: #16862
Subject: Sports
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Date: August 6-13, 2000



In this eight-part series, Melissa Turner examines hundreds of documents from the 1996 Olympic Games after the Salt Lake City Olympic scandal broke in 1998; some of the things the documents reveal: how businessman Billy Payne maneuvered his way to chief executive of the games, budget shortfalls that caused organizers to slash costs and desperately search for additional sponsors, and how the problems that plagued the actual games were all predicted well in advance.

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