Empty Seats

Thoughts on Rio and the Empty Seats

Matthew Smith | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

In the end it is embarrassing for the IOC. This is their road show, and they have pitched up in the wrong part of town at the wrong time. It will be interesting what influence this has on where the games go next. 2024 could be hosted by one of four cities - the safe-enough bets of Paris, Rome or Los Angeles, or the outside shot of Budapest.

Twitter's Role In the Olympics Ticket Fiasco

Olivia Heath | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
Olivia Heath

It's like a flash sale - red and yellow lights sporadically blink on your screen. You're bursting with anticipation as sweat oozes from the palms of your hands all whilst sitting awkwardly on the edge of your seat. Seeing the words "No tickets found" in bright orange is a sudden moment of despair.

Tickets, Transport and Twitter...

Ros Satar | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Ros Satar

Only a few days into the London 2012 Olympics and the one thing that frustrated fans and organisers dreaded was markedly visible for all to see. Allocated ticket spaces empty at venues across all sports.

The Empty Seats Fiasco Leaves London 2012 at Risk of Losing Its Legacy

Oliver Todd | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Oliver Todd

'Inspire a Generation'. Never has a slogan for a sporting event been as apparent as following Friday night's opening ceremony.

Troops, Students And Teachers Fill Gaps In Games

PA | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK

Troops, students and teachers could all be asked to fill gaps left in empty Olympic stadiums, Lord Coe has said. Members of the military are being ...

Investigation Launched Into Why There Were Empty Seats At Olympic Venues

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK

Thousands of people were left disappointed after trying desperately to buy Olympic tickets and missing out - so the sight yesterday of row upon row of...

Hundreds March Against 'Corporate Olympics'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

Hundreds of people have marched through Tower Hamlets in a demonstration protesting against the "corporate Olympic games" As Team GB competed in th...