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Nagano, live! 24-hour access on the Internet

There is a 16-hour time difference between Utah and Japan.

That's the biggest reason you may want to turn to the Internet to keep taps on the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano. News on the Internet will be more up-to-date and have more live results than television.Add in the wealth of information - text, audio and video - you'll find on many sites, and the Web clearly beats most other sources of news from the Games.

From views of venues to a history of winners in past Olympics, it's all online.

Here are some sites you may want to bookmark:

Official Olympic and committee sites:

- Nagano Organizing Committee:

(http://www.nagano.olympic.org)

- United States Olympic Committee:

(http://www.olympic-usa.org)

- International Olympic Committee:

(http://www.olympic.org)

- International Paralympics Committee:

(http://www.info.lut.ac.uk/research/paad/ipc/ipc.html)

- Sydney Olympic Organizing Committee:

(http://www.sydney.olympic.org)

- Salt Lake Organizing Committee:

(http://www.slc2002.org)

U.S. team and federation sites:

- Biathlon:

(http://www.llbean.com/aos/biathlon)

- Bobsled:

(http://www.usabobsled.org)

- Curling:

(http://www.usacurl.org)

- Figure skating:

(http://www.usfsa.org)

- Hockey:

(http://www.usahockey.com)

- Luge:

(http://www.luge.org)

- Skiing and snowboarding:

(http://www.usskiteam.com)

- Speed skating:

(http://www.usspeedskating.org)

Educational sites:

- Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc.'s has an interactive site with a history of the Winter Olympics:

(http://winter.eb.com).

There are photos, biographies of athletes, essays and QuickTime video and animations.

- IBM, PBS and CBS have created an Olympic Cyber School site

(http://www.ibm.pbscyberschool.org) designed to improve science, math and social study skills of kids nine to 14. It uses interactive activities based on three events: downhill skiing, singles figure skating and snowboarding.

- World Book Special Feature: The Olympic Games

(http://www.worldbook.com/features/olympics/theolymics.html)

- IBM's FanMail

(http://www.ibm.com/olympic/fanmail) lets you send fan mail to your favorite athlete.

Media sites:

- CBS Sportsline:

(http://cbs.sportsline.com/u/olympics/nagano98/)

- Sports Web:

(http://www.sportsweb.com/homenag.htm)

- ESPN SportsZone:

(http://espn.sportszone.com/olympics98/)

- USA Today:

(http://usatoday.com/olympics/w98front.htm)

- CNN/Sports Illustrated:

(http://www.cnnsi.com/olympics/events/1998/nagano/)