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Thursday, August 31, 2000
Campers spend the night for Olympic tickets to see Aussie sprinter

 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Tickets for the Sept. 25 Olympic track and field program which could feature Australia's Cathy Freeman in the 400-metre final sold out with two hours Thursday when a block of premium seats were offered.

 Nearly 50,000 "prime A" category athletics tickets previously quarantined for a premium package program were released for sale on Thursday. By mid-afternoon, 25,000 of the tickets had been sold.

 A spokesman said several people camped overnight at the Olympic committee's city box office for tickets to the 400-metre final, for which world champion Freeman is a gold medal favourite.

 About $34 million Cdn worth of Olympic tickets have been sold in the past three months, but SOCOG needs to make $86 million Cdn to meet the ticketing budget.

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