OSLO, Norway (AP) _ The Norwegian government Friday took over tighter control of construction for the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, and asked parliament for $233 million to begin building five major facilities this summer.
The actual arrangements for the Games Feb. 12-27, 1994 will continue to be the responsibility of Lillehammer’s Olympic Organizing Committee.
The government left open the possibility of moving the bobsled and luge from Lillehammer to Oslo, if the organizing committee and the international federations agree.
Culture Minister Eleonore Bjartveit, in announcing that the government would now oversee the Olympic site construction, especially the costs, proposed that $59 million from surplus of the state-operated national soccer pools over six years be used help to finance the building. The proposal is controversial because it could mean reduced state allocations to summer sports.
A special ceremony will be held Monday to bring attention to the fact that the Games will start four years from that date. A torch relay race from Morgedal, known as the cradle of modern skiing, will end at Lillehammer’s Olympic Stadium.
SINGAPORE (AP) - Rafel Alarcon and Carlos Espinoza led Mexico out of 13th place to a first-place tie with Argentina after 36 holes of a Dunhill Cup qualifying competition on Friday. The leaders have 281 totals, 3-under par.
Alarcon shot his second straight 3-under-par 69, while Espinoza had a 74. Argentina’s Louis Carbonetti had a 73 Friday and Jose Coceres had a 72.
Taiwan, Canada, Sweden, South Korea and Thailand are tied for third place. Standings are determined by the aggregate scores of each team’s two best golfers.
Seventy-five golfers from 25 countries are competing for a purse of $300,000.
Eight teams that qualify here will participate in the Dunhill Cup competition in Scotland in October.
INAWASHIROMACHI, Japan (AP) - Conny Kissling of Switzerland and Italy’s Roberto Franco won the women’s and men’s ski ballets Friday, as the Listel Ski Fantasia, part of the FIS World Cup freestyle competition, began.
Kissling, the overall leader in women’s ballet with 48 points, scored 27.30 points in the seventh leg of the 10-meet series.
Lucie Barma of Canada was second with 25.10 points. Monika Kamber of Switzerland was third with 22.55.
Franco, the men’s overall leader, picked up 28.00 points, as did Rune Kristiansen of Norway, the bronze medalist at the Calgary Olympics. Franco retained the lead on technical difficulty. Canada’s Dave Walker was third with 27.05 points.
Seven judges score each skier’s composition and style, technical difficulty and execution.
The men’s and women’s moguls will be held on Saturday and the aerials on Sunday.
TOKYO (AP) - Austrian Roland Pfeifer won the super giant slalom Friday in the World Pro Ski Championships.
Pfeifer beat countrymate Bernhard Knauss in the final. The two raced side- by-side in separate lanes down the 16-flag, 1,650-foot course at the Happoone Ski Ground, then changed sides and raced again.
Sweden’s Jogen Sundqvist and Christian Hyttberg were third and fourth, respectively.
Pfeifer’s earned $41,000 for the victory on the eighth of 12 dual ski meets on Japan’s professional circuit.
A giant slalom will be held Saturday and the slalom on Sunday.