Rio Games Far From Sold Out, Ticket Sales at 82%

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And long lines yesterday frustrated with those who have purchased tickets. Another day of Olympic sports played out before empty seats led to an admission from organizers that only Friday’s Opening Ceremony has so far sold out. Demand for tickets is running at 82%, considerably below London four years ago even though they are roughly half the price. Not even Brazil’s Olympic soccer team in its first match at the Games has attracted a capacity crowd and on Sunday the women’s sevens tournament was played in front of at best half-filled 15,000-seater Deodoro stadium while only a few thousand spectators watched the women’s cycling ... (Read the full story)