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Olympic Tickets Now Available On-Line

The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games started selling tickets on the Internet Tuesday. More than 600 purchases occurred in the first hour.

Using the Web as a ticket outlet allows Olympic fans to view all event tickets available, even when they change from minute to minute, says Scott Anderson, ACOG's ticket chief.

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Tickets have also been sold by mail and telephone; Web-based ordering began Tuesday. The on-line ticket system will operate 24 hours a day, unlike the automated and phone systems.

To use on-line ordering, customers must have a Visa credit card, a US mailing address, an electronic-mail address, and Web browser software with a "Secure Sockets Layer" (SSL).

Though the hottest Olympic events - such as track and field, men's basketball, gymnastics, and the opening and closing ceremonies - are sold out, about 3.5 million tickets remain for women's basketball, baseball, and soccer.

*To order Olympic tickets by telephone, call (404) 744-1996. The Internet address is:

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