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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fig Leaves Wanted

LOS ANGELES -- Atlanta Olympics officials have asked that two nude statues at Los Angeles Coliseum be covered up for the start of the Olympic torch relay, The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

The officials, unable to find fig leaves large enough, were still trying Wednesday to determine what they will use.

Coliseum officials said the anatomically correct statues were important links to the stadium's Olympic history.

But Atlanta Olympics officials feared that viewers of Saturday's nationally televised ceremony at the Coliseum would find the nudity offensive, sources told The Times.