Yes, the stadium looked filled for the opening ceremonies, but for every single event I’ve tuned into, the camera shots of the stands look like only competitors’ friends and families are there. Even women’s gymnastics, one of the traditional great draws, has only a few front rows and a few other clumps of attendees there.
Is that true across the board? Were so many fans scared away by stories about oppressive security, chaotic organization, and incomplete construction that there are as few as it seems? Does anyone have hard info on Athens’ ticket sales?