Now Reddit users have come up with their own unique way to fill empty Olympic seats - photoshop.
In one imaginative user's contribution, the stadium is filled with famous figures from Mona Lisa to Hitler getting involved.
Others preferred to keep it simple, with just a small purple dog photoshopped in.
The site isn't the only one to notice the empty seats. On Twitter, a spoof account 'OlympicSeat' quickly popped up, gaining over 15,000 followers.
Here's our own suggestion - featuring Tom Daley and a topless Mario Balotelli by our picture editor Elliot Wagland. Feel free to send us your own.
See the original picture, and Reddit users' contributions below: