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TICKET REQUESTS FAR IN EXCESS OF ORGANIZERS EXPECTATIONS

     ACOG officials report that after three days, ticket requests
are nearly double what they expected for the entire first week.
ACOG has received 34,000 completed order forms.  ACOG Managing
Dir for Games Services Scott Anderson stated that "publicity and
a pent-up demand for everything Olympic" is spurring the early
tide.  ACOG CFO Patrick Glisson reported that ACOG has revenue
commitments on 72% of the overall $1.6B budget, not counting
revenue from the first two days of ticket sales.  ACOG still has
$438M to go to break even.  Price Waterhouse's Robbie Pound, who
handles ACOG's books:  "Given the level that the ticket
processing system worked (Tuesday), we can take some comfort in
the fact that it's the largest single line-item left on the
revenue side" (Turner & Harris, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/4).
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