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Feeling lucky? You just might get to buy some Olympic tickets

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As the Olympics near, the Vancouver Organizing Committee will have tickets come available. When? They don't know. For which events? They're not sure, but the gold-medal hockey final is likely to be in the mix, as is Friday's Opening Ceremony. How many? To be determined.

Ticketing vice-president Caley Denton said yesterday that officials have been scouring each venue to determine final media and camera placings, and that process is now yielding more room for the public. The extra seats may produce up to a thousand added admissions to the gala opening ceremonies on Friday, Denton said, plus fresh tickets to all other Olympic events. Besides men's hockey, they include high-demand competitions such as figure skating, speed skating and the women's hockey final.

How will you come upon these tickets? A little bit of luck, and a little bit of internet stalking.

VANOC isn't organizing a big online sale for these tickets that open up. They will likely notify their followers on Twitter, and release the tickets quietly on the ticket sale portion of their official Web site.

That means if you want to happen upon prized Olympic tickets, you need to stay on the internet and follow VANOC on Twitter. The refresh button is your friend.

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