London 2012 chairman Lord Coe wants troops, students and teachers to fill any gaps left in empty Olympic stadiums. But he doesn’t think the problem will continue.
There are calls for new rules to avoid empty seats at some of the Olympics’ most popular events. The Chair of the British Olympic Association wants to give spectators half an hour to turn up, before their seats are sold on.
Large gaps have been visible in the crowds at venues including the Aquatics Centre and Gymnastics arena. Shadow Olympics Minister, Tessa Jowell, agrees ticket-holders must use it, or lose it.
Britain’s Lizzie Armistead and Nicole Cooke are chasing gold in the women’s cycling road race at the Olympics, and Britain’s Ben Ainslie made a good start to his campaign in the sailing at the Olympics.
Team GB cycling star Victoria Pendleton is backing Mark Cavendish to bounce back from his Olympics road race disappointment. He failed to challenge for the medals yesterday, despite being a big home hope for gold.