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Gold-medal speedskaters Dan Jansen and Bonnie Blair were among 118 members of the U.S. team at the Winter Olympics who joined with 29 members of the Paralympic team in a ceremony at the White House.

Among those absent was figure skater Tonya Harding, who was told by the U.S. Olympic Committee that she would not be welcome after pleading guilty last month to a conspiracy charge in the Jan. 6 attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan.

Nearly all of the Olympians and Paralympians on hand spent the morning addressing students at 20 schools in the District of Columbia and northern Virginia.


The Presidents Cup golf matches, featuring an American team against an international squad, will be played Sept. 16-18, PGA Tour Deputy Commissioner Tim Finchem announced. The U.S. site will be announced later.

A 12-man U.S. team will be made up of 10 players who qualify on official earnings from last year's Milwaukee Open through the 1994 World Series of Golf and two players to be designated by a team captain.

The international team will include players not eligible for selection to the European Ryder Cup team.

The teams will play five four-ball matches and five foursomes matches in the afternoon each of the first two days, with 12 singles matches on Sunday.


The French Open men's winner will receive about $554,000, about $50,000 more than women's winner, based on the prize money list released by tournament officials.

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