ATLANTA (AP) _ The Atlanta Organizing Committee announced a crackdown Friday on the sale of unlicensed products promoting the city’s Summer Olympics.
The committee said it will put a stop to the sale of T-shirts, banners, posters and mugs bearing unlicensed Olympic designs. Selling such items violates federal law and denies organizers the money needed to stage the Games, said Doug Gatlin, the AOC’s executive director.
″The revenue should be going to the Olympic effort,″ he said. ″People trying to siphon off that revenue will be stopped.″
Federal law provides a maximum fine of $250,000 and a maximum five years in jail for selling unlicensed Olympic products. Unlicensed goods can be seized on the spot.
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) - The president of Atletico Madrid, Jesus Gil y Gil, was barred from European soccer until 1992 on Friday for insulting a French referee.
Gil said in a radio interview in September that referee Michel Vautrot was a homosexual. Vautrot had refereed Atletico’s loss to Fiorentina in a Union of European Football Federations Cup match last season.
The decision to suspend Gil was taken by the federation’s Control and Displinary Commission after a hearing at which Gil argued his case. He has until Monday to appeal, but said he had not decided whether he will.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - European Masters champion Mike Harwood of Australia took a three-shot in the South Australian Open by shooting a 2-under par 71 in Friday’s second round. Peter O’Malley of Australia was second.
Harwood battled windy conditions on the 7,077-yard Royal Adelaide course for a 36-hole total of 137. Simon Owen of New Zealand and Jeffery Wagner of Australia were tied for third at 141.
SAITACHO, Japan (AP) - Mayumi Murai shot a 4-under-par 68 and led by one stroke after the first round of the Daio Seishi Elleair Women’s Open Friday.
Murai shot a bogey-free round on the 6,225-yard Elleair Golf Club course.
Michiko Yokoyama and Haruyo Miyazawa were tied for second. Ayako Okamoto, a regular on the LPGA Tour in the United States, Norimi Terasawa and Mitsuko Hamada shot 70s.
ZUSHI, Japan (AP) - A yacht skippered by Chris Dickson of New Zealand won the round-robin Nippon Cup international yacht match races with a 7-0 record Friday.
A yacht skippered by Peter Gilmour of Australia finished second at 5-2 on the 1.125-mile course in Shinjuku Bay.
Russell Coutts of New Zealand captained the third-place finisher at 4-3.
Yachts skippered by Hong Kong’s Laurence Meads, the United States’ Peter Isler and Britain’s Edward Warden Owen finished with 3-4 records.
With the completion of the round-robin series, eight 34-foot cruisers will be divided into two groups - the top four and last four - to decide the winner.
OSAKA, Japan (AP) - Italy beat Cuba 16-14, 15-11, 15-13 as the World Top Four men’s volleyball competition opened Friday. Cantagauli Luca had seven spikes and two block points for Italy.
The Soviet Union defeated Japan 15-7, 15-8, 15-9 in the other match.
TOKYO (AP) - The United States was eliminated in the first round of team competition at the Japan Open International Men’s Table Tennis Championships on Friday, losing to Taiwan 3-0.
Taiwan’s Feng Sheng-chin beat Dhiren Narotam 21-15, 21-15 and Wu Wen-chia defeated Scott Butler 21-11, 21-16 in singles matches.
Feng and Lin Wei-chung teammed in the doubles to beat Butler and Derek May 19-21, 21-17, 21-10.
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) - American champion Konishiki beat junior champion Sakahoko for his fourth victory against two losses Friday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Konishiki, a Hawaiian whose real name is Slevaa Fuauli Atisanoe, used his 525 pounds to dominate the bout.
Chad Rowan, an American wrestling as Akebono, suffered his third defeat against as many victories. He was batted out Akinoshima.