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2m spectators for Olympics

2012-07-31 15:14
London - More than two million spectators watched the first three days of the Olympics, local organisers Locog said on Tuesday.

About 856 000 fans, including crowds for football and a "conservative" estimate of 500 000 for the men's cycling road race, watched on Saturday, with a further 900 000 turning out on Sunday, Locog said.

A further 370 000 spectators took in the action on Monday when no football matches took place.

Attendee rates for the three days were 86%, 92% and 88% respectively.

The London organisers have been dogged by questions about empty seats at several venues despite overwhelming pre-Games demand from the British public.

Locog insist the problem lies with unoccupied accredited seating which is reserved for officials.

Around 3 800 tickets were retrieved from international sports federations and put on sale to the public on Monday, Locog said.

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