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ASHIYA, Hyogo Pref. — The Dutch team at the Winter Olympic Games has a hidden ally in this city more than 300 km from Nagano.

To provide their athletes with the ideal nourishment during competition, officials of the Dutch team last fall began searching for rye bread made in the same way as that produced in the Netherlands. But they were unable to find a bakery in Nagano that could meet their criteria.

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