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    The attendance numbers

    Is it me or have the lack of crowds at the Olympics been a farce especially in the football after Greece won Euro 2004.

    Maybe it is because of the completion of work has just finished or people are scared of terrorism? In sydney people went into a lottery to get tickets.

    If I could have afforded it I would definatly of gone over and tried to snap as many tickets as possible for whatever events. The downside would be the killer accomodation prices.
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    The crowds have been terrible...i know they had trouble selling tickets in the lead up to the games but damn...

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    yeh shocking crowds, i heard yesterday 2 million people that ive in athens took holidays out of the city during the games!
    I guess terrorisim is paying a role too, but i was expecting bigger crowds that this, did anyone see the rowing the other day, there was NO ONE there.....


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    They've actually had some pretty good crowds for the basketball. The Greece v Australia game in the mens had a full stadium.

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    The worst has been the Rowing, you see them going down the course with the grandstand on the far side totally empty...

    Its terrible... Even the swimming is bad and in sydney they were impossible to get tickets to...

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    the greek people are a disgrace, why wouldnt they want to go to events!

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    I dont understand how a once in a lifetime event (in your own country) can not be filled to capacity!

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    When I was at the paralympics in Sydney there were bigger crowds!
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    Craig are you a news reporter or something because i just watched the news and this topic came up.

    5million tickets only 3 million were sold.

    i guess there waiting for athletics. Or the tickets are very expensive cos there were a few people out on the womens road race.
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    The crowds have been awful, I suppose not having a roof at the swimming complex doesn't help for that event because people may prefer to not spend all day sitting in direct sunlight, but there are no excuses for the empty seats in the indoor events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash chaulk
    Craig are you a news reporter or something because i just watched the news and this topic came up.

    5million tickets only 3 million were sold.

    i guess there waiting for athletics. Or the tickets are very expensive cos there were a few people out on the womens road race.
    or greek people just dont want to go, im still baffled that crowds are SO low...

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    they'll probably leave it to the last minute to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash chaulk
    they'll probably leave it to the last minute to go
    im betting they wont turn up for anything!

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    Apparently 90%+ of the tickets sold were bought by Greeks. It seems that the internationally, tickets haven't sold well at all, probably due to the fact that the media made such a big deal out of the 'Athens shambles', and fear of terrorism. I wouldn't blame the Greeks if people aren't supporting their games.

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