A roundup of new products and servicesAhead of The GamesIn...


January 14, 1996|By Laura Barnhardt

A roundup of new products and services

Ahead of The Games

In anticipation of consumer interest in the 1996 Centennial Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games has put together a 32-page color catalog of official Olympic apparel and accessories, sporting goods and collectibles. Among the items are 14-karat gold pens, playing cards, T-shirts, posters, pennants, tote bags and foodstuff. A portion of the proceeds from every Olympic licensed item sold will help support the Atlanta committee and the U.S. Olympic Team. To request a catalog, call (800) 274-9600. Those who live, eat and breathe sports can now sleep them -- in style. AZRU Sports of Ellicott City offers hand-painted linen sets with lacrosse and other team-sport logos. The sheets are available in black and white, or in school colors in a variety of sizes. Sets are $34.95 for twin sets and $44.95 for full sets. Special orders also can be accommodated. To order, call (800) 320-3028.

The Puck Stops Here

The National Hockey League has just introduced PowerPlay, a magazine targeting younger fans. The quarterly glossy publication features game tips, photographs, behind-the-scenes coverage and a special section of NHL player profiles called "Be A Player." A one-year subscription is $9.95. Make check out to PowerPlay magazine and send to 888 W. Big Beaver, P.O. Box 7042, Troy, Mich. 48007-7042. Allow six to eight weeks for delivery.

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