ATLANTA -- Georgia officials are preparing wha may be the first tax-exempt issue ever for an Olympic Games project.

The state plans to sell about $ 100 million of bonds to help fund housing for athletes at the Summer Games to be held here in 1996. The rest of the approximately $ 150 million needed to build the Olympic Village will be covered by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, the nonprofit agency managing the games, officials with the committee said.

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