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Geraint Thomas 'sad' to see so many empty seats

Geraint Thomas says seeing empty seats is dissapointing Photo: Daniele Badolato/AP/PA

Welsh Cyclist Geraint Thomas says that seeing so many empty seats at Olympic venues has left the British olympians disappointed.

Many of the venues in the Olympic park have been left with rows of empty seats despite being officially sold out.

I think it is quite sad to see all the empty seats. There are plenty of people who wanted to be here to watch. The demand is there, so it is sad not to see them being used.


The Olympic Games' organisers LOCOG are investigating empty seats at venues on the Olympic Park. The minister responsible for the Olympics, Jeremy Hunt has said that he is 'very disappointed' by the number of empty seats.

In the Aquatic Centre - which saw a surprise visit by the Queen at the weekend - there were hundreds of empty seats despite all public tickets having been sold.

Other venues such as the Basketball, Tennis and the Water Polo have also seen large numbers of empty seats.

Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska plays in front of empty seats at Wimbledon Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire/PA

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