Olympics 2000 Ticket Sales May Go Online

SYDNEY (01/27/2000) - Following last year's Olympic ticket sales debacle, the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) is considering alternate sales methods, including online purchasing.

Details are yet to be finalized, but the organization is planning to sell tickets via the Internet, telephone and box office, a spokesperson from SOCOG media said.

Last year, members of the public were able to lodge first-round application forms for Olympic tickets over the Internet.

"We are moving to a live order system this year. That is the difference," said the spokesperson.

The spokesperson refused to comment on specific details regarding how the online system will work until a final decision on the ticketing procedure is announced.

More than 3.5 million Olympic tickets were sold to the Australian public last year. According to reports, an additional 1.4 million will be available throughout 2000.

SOCOG is expected to resume general tickets sales in March.

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