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2.1 million attend first three days

Updated: July 31, 2012, 12:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LONDON -- Facing criticism for swaths of empty seats at venues, Olympic organizers said Tuesday that 2.1 million people attended events in the first three full days of competition.

They said 86 percent of ticket-holders showed up Saturday, 92 percent Sunday and 88 percent Monday.

The empty seats have been blamed mostly on officials from sports' governing bodies and national Olympic committees that don't use their tickets in prime areas, which are often seen on television and ...

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