Where is everybody?

Track and field starts at the Olympics – but virtually nobody turns up

Empty stadium Rio Olympics

  • JusticeVegas

    Hmmm, this looks like a rally for Hillary….

  • canminuteman

    Much smaller event, but I and most of my fencing club had tickets to the medal round of the fencing tournament. It was held in a beautiful gym that was built for the Pan Am games, and is a U of T athletic center now. Anyway, most of the tickets were given away to game staff, voluteers and various hangers on, who never bothered to show up. It was a sold out event. I don’t know how many tried to buy tickets and couldn’t get them, I got my tickets about six months before the games. It would have been a lot if the venue was 1/4 full.

    • G2


      • canminuteman

        This is probably half empty for the same reason. Instead of selling tickets to people who actually want to be there, they give them away to people who aren’t interested enough to show up.

    • FactsWillOut

      Cronyism in action. Shame.

  • Exile1981

    how many brazilians can afford a ticket?

    • FactsWillOut

      Do tickets cost more than Brazilians there?
      Inquiring minds want to know.

  • The capybaras are at the golf course.

    • FactsWillOut


  • glasnost

    Where Is Everybody?
    Maybe they’re at home reading Zikapedia.

    • Justin St.Denis


  • ontario john

    The bread and circus mess in Rio isn’t turning out so well for the elites in the West. Maybe they should have Justin down there showing his chest, and Sophie can sing them a song.

    • ismiselemeas

      She’d empty the joint.

      • Maggat

        Or smoke it.

  • mauser 98
  • PaulW

    Kind of sad really. One has to wonder about the future of large international sporting events in general, especially given all the cultural enrichment taking place around the world.

  • WalterBannon

    As successful as the Pan Am games….

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The 1999 Pan Am Games killed the wedding business that summer.