Coe vows to fill empty seats
London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said troops and students would be given the empty seats at a number of Olympics venues but claimed most venues were full
Gaps were visible at a number of venues yesterday and the day before, including the Aquatics Centre, gymnastics and beach volleyball — other venues such as rowing, boxing, shooting and handball were full.
Coe said students, teachers and troops had been given some of the empty seats, most of which had been “accredited seats” reserved for teams, federations and Olympic officials. Coe said: “I don’t want to see swathes of seats empty and will make sure we can do everything we can to fill them.” —