The Olympic Games has its first scandal: hundreds of embarrasing empty seats at events which were officially sold out, including the swimming heats. Seats reserved for members of the ‘Olympic family’ – including internationals federations, national governing bodies, athletes, IOC officials and media representatives. There are swimmers competing whose parents couldn’t get in, shame on the IOC.
100’s of empty seats again in the Aquatic center. My parents would’ve given an arm and leg to get in yesterday as would the parents today.
— Barry Murphy (@Barry_J_Murphy) July 29, 2012
Read for instance The Week, The Telegraph, The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, Reuters