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Tuesday, August 22, 2000
Flu outbreak strikes Sydney

 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- A late winter flu outbreak has struck Sydney, and officials say the upcoming Olympic Games are partly to blame.

 John Morton, director of respiratory medicine at Sydney Children's Hospital, said the number of patients at his hospital had doubled in the past two to three weeks.

 Morton said such an outbreak could be expected to last about another four weeks -- well into the Olympics.

 A government health official said Tuesday the frenetic level of activity in the time leading to the Olympics was the logical cause for the increased number of cases, saying people are going to work despite the flu -- and infecting co-workers.
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WRESTLING
IOC strips gold medal
TENNIS
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BOXING
Harrison starts in Britain
WEIGHTLIFTING
Bulgarian coach resigns
TRACK & FIELD
Student suspended for e-mail threats
CANOE/KAYAK
Bridesmaid Brunet
PENTATHLON
Brit wins women's modern pentathlon
TRIATHLON
Simon's our man
BASKETBALL
Dream Team hangs on for another gold
WATER POLO
Hungary destroys Russia in title game
GYMNASTICS
Barsukova wins rhythmic gold in an upset
EQUESTRIAN
Wind dashes Millar's medal hopes
VOLLEYBALL
Yugoslavia beats Russia for gold
DIVING
Despatie arrives early
FIELD HOCKEY
Netherlands retains Olympic title
TAEKWONDO
Bosshart wins bronze in taekwondo
SYNCHRO
Ironic performance wins bronze
SAILING
Clarke retires after finishing 17th