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Friday, August 25, 2000
About 2 million tickets left for sale

 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Nearly 2 million tickets remain for sale at the Sydney Olympics, just three weeks before the start of the games.

 As of Wednesday, there were 1.963 million tickets to be sold. Of that total, nearly a quarter -- 496,400 tickets -- were for early round soccer matches in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra. The rest were for events at Olympic venues around Sydney.

 Tickets are available for gold-medal sessions in most sports, and about 8,000 tickets for the closing ceremony remain for sale.

 The opening ceremony and all swimming events are sold out. Four track and field sessions are sellouts, as are some basketball games and finals in baseball, softball, tennis, field hockey and rowing.

 The seats remaining include 75,000 Super Tickets that had been set aside for corporate bigwigs. That scheme failed, and those tickets were put back on sale at list price to all fans this week.

 An Olympics-record 9 million tickets were issued for these games, which run Sept. 15 to Oct. 1. There has never been a sellout of all events at an Olympics.
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Purdy's golden moment
WRESTLING
IOC strips gold medal
TENNIS
Nestor's golden win hits home
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