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"One of the lessons that we took away ... is that full stadia create the best atmosphere. It's best for the athletes, it's more fun for spectators and it's been an absolute priority." ¯¯¯ British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt on reports of empty seats at venues. He says London organizers had learned from the 2008 games in Beijing, which had problems filling some venues because of the high cost of tickets.
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