From my listserv posts in 2000:
All events are finals now - Cameroon has just beaten Spain in a playoff after extra time in Football(Soccer) - can't wait to witness the 9 athletics finals I'll see tonight from Row 61!
The last big track and field session - was very exciting - nine athletics finals punctuated by medal presentations with new and old anthems. We were seated in the northern stand about ten rows below the Olympic cauldron. Whenever the crowd went quiet (not very often) the phoosh of the cauldron reminded us where we were. The sight of the Olympic flame helped warm us as the evening was cold and blustery.