The Metropolitan Atlanta Olympic Games Authority on Monday named Richard Monteilh, a former Atlanta city official who is currently chief administrator of Newark, N.J., as its first executive director.

The authority, created by Georgia's General Assembly in 1988, has the ability to issue tax-exempt revenue debt for projects associated with the 1996 Olympic Summer Games to be held in Atlanta. Under its operating charter, the authority also is charged with monitoring the finances of the games.

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