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September 21, 2000

For complete coverage of the Sydney Olympics, including audio commentary from Times columnist Bill Plaschke, photo galleries and up-to-the-minute stories and results, go to

Among stories that will be available this morning from Sydney:

* Men's basketball, U.S. vs. Lithuania

* Gymnastics, women's individual all-around final

* Swimming, men's 200-meter backstroke final

* Men's and women's tennis, singles second round


* Jenny Thompson, U.S.: Victory in the 800-meter freestyle relay was her seventh Olympic gold medal, a record for women swimmers.

* Pieter van den Hoogenband, Netherlands: Won 100 freestyle, becoming the first man to sweep the 100 and 200 freestyles since American Mark Spitz in 1972.

* Doug Mientkiewicz, U.S.: Eighth-inning grand slam gave the U.S. baseball team a 4-0 victory over South Korea.

* Marty Nothstein, U.S.: Won the gold medal in the men's match sprint, the first American cycling gold since 1984.

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