After an opening day of events during which huge swaths of seats at premier venues were embarrassingly empty, Olympic organizers promised to investigate and figure out ways to make sure seats are filled, even if tickets are given away for free. Officials said they believed the bulk of the no-shows were guests of corporate sponsors.
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