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HD: Nations, athletes condemn bombing

"We will spare no effort to find out who was responsible for this murderous act. We will track them down."

_ President Clinton

"I know the British people will share the anger of the American people at this dreadful desecration of the Olympic spirit, but they will also share their determination not to be deterred by this evil act."

_ British Prime Minister John Major

"The president considers that the tragedy of Atlanta has once again demonstrated the importance of uniting the efforts of all countries in the fight against terrorism."

_ Spokesman for Russian President Boris Yeltsin

"I just feel bad for all the families involved right now. But to leave now would be to let them a------- win."

_ U.S. basketball star Charles Barkley

"I learned of the terrible bomb attack in Atlanta with deep sorrow. This cowardly attack, showing a wanton disregard for human life, will provoke horror among all civilized people."

_ German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

"It is an atrocity which . . . must be condemned in the strongest possible terms."

_ South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is advising Cape Town's bid for 2004 Games

"The international community must be unanimous in its . . . will to reinforce cooperation against terrorism."

_ French President Jacques Chirac

"This repugnant violation of the spirit of the Olympic Games must be denounced around the world. The joy and global brotherhood engendered by the Olympic Games can never be vanquished by the actions of a despicable few."

_ U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali

"Terrorism has no borders and must be fought without compromise."

_ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

"I can't tell you how sad I am. I'm ashamed as a person, as a human being. I would like to kick the guy's butt who did this."

_ Matt Ghaffari, U.S. silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling

"I just don't understand why people act the way they do in this world. It is just a ploy to get people not to attend the Olympics or something. It isn't going to work."

_ Al Mitchell, U.S. boxing coach

"I think it's right for the Games to go on. What happened, as tragic as it was, the Olympics are about overcoming adversity."

_ Janet Evans, U.S. swimmer

"This is the time, the one time, where we get together and united as a world for a common cause and a good reason. To have that happen is a shame."

_ Mary Ellen Clark, U.S. diver

"I've not been to an Olympics yet that the word terrorism hasn't come into play. Ever since Munich, this has been a factor. I don't let it affect me. This is my way of not letting terrorism win."

_ Robert Dover, U.S. equestrian dressage rider

"Despite the tragedy that occurred, I still believe that Atlanta is the safest place on the globe."

_ Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell

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