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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Friday, July 19, 1996 file photo, Muhammad Ali holds a torch as he watches as the flame climb up to the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Friday, July 19, 1996 file photo, Muhammad Ali holds a torch as he watches as the flame climb up to the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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