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Venues still have empty seats

Updated: August 22, 2004, 12:25 PM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to ESPN.com

ATHENS -- At midday Friday, a line about 20 people deep formed at the Olympic ticket window for archery in front of the ancient Panathinaiko Stadium, best known as the main venue for the 1896 Games. It is not uncommon to observe modest lines when walking past ticket kiosks near official venues. In fact, the opening week of the Olympic Games has been so relatively quiet that it sometimes felt like 1896.

But that changed dramatically Friday night when a surge of humanity descended on Athens ...

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