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ALREADY ROUNDLY criticised for their over-zealous generosity, the Salt Lake Olympics Committee have now said there will be no free tickets available for the 2002 Winter Games. Prime seats for speed skating events will cost up to pounds 106, ski-jumping at the Utah Winter Sports Park will set spectators back between pounds 66 and pounds 115, and seats for the ice hockey final will cost up to pounds 260.

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Sporting Digest: Ski Jumping

Martin Schmitt, the world champion, yesterday flew to a record- breaking 214.5 metres for his 10th win of the season at the World Cup event in Planica, Slovenia. The German broke the sport's record, set by the Norwegian Lasse Ottesen with 212m in 1997, with his second jump.

Skiing: Russian women maintain dominance

RUSSIA COMPLETED a decade unbeaten in women's cross-country 4x5 kilometre relay in major competitions when their quartet stormed to victory at the Nordic World Championships yesterday.

Ski-jumping: Resurgent Eagle is left stranded

Eddie Edwards is jumping better than ever - he just needs a chance to prove it.
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