Sandy Hollway, the chief executive of the Sydney Organising Committee, said more than 435,000 tickets worth about pounds 12m had been bought by Australians in the delayed second-round offer. Over half of the 102,243 people who applied for second-round tickets got everything they wanted, he said. The organisers have made about pounds 58m from the 1.5m tickets sold in the first-round ballot and expect another pounds 10m from the 200,000 seats added to the public offer from premium packages.
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ORGANISERS OF the 2000 Sydney Olympics said yesterday they hope to exceed expectations by selling more than pounds 83m worth of tickets to Australians by the end of the year.