Sport in Short: Olympic Games

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PIERRE BEREGOVOY, the French Prime Minister, announced yesterday that the Winter Olympic Games based at Albertville earlier this year lost an estimated pounds 28.88 million. He said the French government would pay threequarters of the bill while the department of Savoie in the Alps would meet the rest. The deficit was described as moderate compared with a total budget which had grown by 20 per cent to pounds 416.58m during the four years before the Games due to the cost of co-ordinating events up to 60 miles apart. The Albertville loss followed the pounds 21.39m profit made by the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.