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20,000 Olympic tickets canceled over safety fears

Olympic organizers were Tuesday forced into an embarrassing cancellation of an extra 20,000 tickets for events on Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain over safety fears at the beleaguered venue.

It takes the total number of tickets pulled at the venue, hosting snowboard and freestyle skiing events, to 28,000, putting a dent of CA$1.5 million (US$1.4 million) in the Games budget.

Tickets costing up to CA$65 (US$62) would be refunded, the Games organizing committee VANOC said. Spectators who have grandstand seating will not be affected.

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