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USOC, COCA-COLA USA ANNOUNCE CANDIDATES FOR U.S. OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME

 USOC, COCA-COLA USA ANNOUNCE CANDIDATES
 FOR U.S. OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME
 10th Class to be Inducted at
 Second Annual Olympic Congress of USA, Oct. 10
 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Coca-Cola USA announced today the 1992 nominees for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
 Thirty-four U.S. gold medalists are under consideration to join 143 Olympic greats, including Jesse Owens and Jim Thorpe, as members of the Hall. The 1992 selectees will be inducted Oct. 10 as the highlight of the second annual Olympic Congress of the USA, which begins in Miami Beach, Fla., on Oct. 7.
 The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame will induct two members from athletics (track and field) or aquatics (diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo) who competed in the Olympic Games since 1948; two from all other Olympic summer sports since 1948; and one from any Olympic Winter Games.
 The Hall also will induct one member from a "Veterans Category," representing competition in the Olympics prior to 1948, and a "Special Contributor" to the U.S. Olympic movement.
 The Hall was founded in 1979 by The Coca-Cola Company and the USOC to serve as a lasting tribute to American Olympic champions and special contributors throughout the history of the Games.
 This year's induction ceremony will be the grand finale of the 1992 Olympic Congress of the USA, a four-day exposition at the Fontainbleau Hilton Resort and Spa in Miami Beach, focusing on strengthening the U.S. Olympic movement and elevating the goals of sport.
 Olympic gold medalists become eligible for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame five years after their final Olympic competition.
 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame members are selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), whose membership is composed of America's top print and broadcast sports media. The USOC board of directors and members of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame also take part in the balloting for the Hall.
 The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame is administered by the USOC, with support from Coca-Cola USA, which annually presents the induction ceremony.
 U.S. OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME
 1992 Nominees
 (parentheses denote years in which athletes won gold medals)
 TRACK & FIELD/AQUATICS -- since 1948
 Horace Ashenfelter (1952), one gold -- track & field
 Melissa Belote-Ripley (1972), three golds -- swimming
 Michael Burton (1968, 1972), three golds -- swimming
 Milton Campbell (1956), one gold -- track & field
 Richard Fosbury (1968), one gold -- track & field
 Charles Hickcox (1968), three golds -- swimming
 Nancy Hogshead (1984), three golds -- swimming
 Claudia Kolb-Thomas (1968), two golds -- swimming
 Madeline Manning Mims (1968), one gold -- track & field
 J. Randel Matson (1968), one gold -- track & field
 Rodney Milburn Jr. (1972), one gold -- track & field
 Lindy John Remigino (1952), one gold -- track & field
 Susan Christina Von Saltza-Olmstead (1960), three golds -- swimming
 OTHER OLYMPIC SUMMER SPORTS -- since 1948
 Gary Anderson (1964, 1968), two golds -- shooting
 Connie Carpenter-Phinney (1984), one gold -- cycling
 Francis Conn Findlay (1956, 1964), two golds -- rowing
 Frank Havens (1956, 1964), two golds -- rowing
 Maxine King Hogue (1972), one gold -- diving
 Terry McCann (1960), one gold -- wrestling
 Wilbert McClure (1960), one gold -- boxing
 Norbert Schemansky (1952), one gold -- weightlifting
 Bill Steinkraus (1968), one gold -- equestrian sports
 Lones Wigger Jr. (1964, 1972), two golds -- shooting
 Henry Wittenberg (1948), one gold -- wrestling
 OLYMPIC WINTER SPORTS -- since 1924
 William Fiske (a) (1928, 1932), two golds -- bobsled
 Gretchen Fraser (1948), one gold -- alpine skiing
 Carol Heiss-Jenkins (1960), one gold -- figure skating
 Anne Henning-Walker (1972), one gold -- speedskating
 Dianne Holum (1972), one gold -- speedskating
 Irving Jaffee (a) (1932), two golds -- speedskating
 Andrea Mead Lawrence (1952), one gold -- alpine skiing
 Phil Mahre (1984), one gold -- alpine skiing
 Terry McDermott (1964), one gold -- speedskating
 Sheila Young Ochowicz (1976), one gold -- speedskating
 (a) deceased
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 /CONTACT: Randy Donaldson of Coca-Cola USA, 404-676-3853, or Mike Moran of the USOC, 719-578-4531/ CO: United States Olympic Committee; Coca-Cola USA ST: Colorado IN: SU:


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