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8.04.96

8.04.96

FORECAST: A high in the mid-80's, with a threat of more showers
and thunderstorms.

This is an article from the Aug. 4, 1996 issue

HOT TICKET: Closing ceremonies (ZC99471). The festivities
include the extinguishing of the Olympic flame and the passing
of the Olympic flag from Atlanta mayor Bill Campbell to Sydney
mayor Frank Sartor. Which reminds us--only 1,502 more days until
the 2000 opening ceremonies.

WHEATIES WATCH: General Mills reveals which Olympian will grace
the front of its famous cereal box. Michael Johnson and the U.S.
women's gymnastics team are the favorites. What, no Matt Ghaffari?

TODAY'S GOLD RUSH

BASKETBALL (1)
(6:35 p.m.) Georgia Dome

WOMEN
Pick: U.S.

BOXING (6)
(1:30 p.m.) Alexander
Memorial Coliseum

112 POUNDS
Pick: Bolat Zhumadilov, Kazakhstan

125 POUNDS
Pick: Serafim Todorov, Bulgaria

139 POUNDS
Pick: Hector Vinent, Cuba

156 POUNDS
Pick: Alfredo Duvergel, Cuba

178 POUNDS
Pick: Vasili Shirov, Kazakhstan

OVER 201 POUNDS
Pick: Vladimir Klichko, Ukraine

CANOE (2)
(9 a.m.) Lake Lanier

MEN'S 500M SINGLES
Pick: Nikolay Bukhalov, Bulgaria

MEN'S 500M DOUBLES
Pick: Horvath-Kolonics, Hungary

EQUESTRIAN (1)
(2 p.m.) Georgia International Horse Park

INDIVIDUAL JUMPING
Pick: Ludger Beerbaum, Germany

GYMNASTICS (1)
(1 p.m.) Coliseum, Athens

RHYTHMIC ALL-AROUND
Pick: Ekaterina Serebryanskaya, Ukraine

HANDBALL (1)
(1 p.m.) Georgia Dome

MEN
Pick: Sweden

KAYAK (4)
(9 a.m.) Lake Lanier

MEN'S 500M SINGLES
Pick: Mikko Kolehmainen, Finland

WOMEN'S 500M SINGLES
Pick: Rita Koban, Hungary

MEN'S 500M DOUBLES
Pick: Bonomi-Scarpa, Italy

WOMEN'S 500M DOUBLES
Pick: Portwich-Fischer, Germany

TRACK AND FIELD (1)
(7:05 a.m.) Olympic Stadium

MEN'S MARATHON
Pick: Martin Fiz, Spain

VOLLEYBALL (1)
(Noon) Omni

MEN
Pick: Italy

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COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BAZEMORE/AP [Michael Matz on podium wearing Olympic Silver medal]

SPOTLIGHT ON...

MICHAEL MATZ

A three-time Olympic rider, Matz, 45, was chosen by a vote of
U.S. team captains to carry the American flag at the closing
ceremonies. Matz, who has been riding at the international level
since 1973, won a silver in the show jumping team event and
finishes his competition today in individual jumping.

This is an article from
the Aug. 4, 1996 issue