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Vancouver A Sell Out?

According to the Vancouver organising committee, all 1.6m tickets for the Winter Olympics are expected to sell out.
I’m always very suspicious of claims like that. Especially as I watched the USA v China Women’s Ice Hockey last night, and there were plenty of seats available. And I don’;t just mean a couple of no-shows at the last minute, I mean rows of empty seats. Now considering that the USA have demolished China on every occassion they’ve met on the rink, that’s perhaps not surprising – most of us prefer not to see one-sided contests.
I’m sure the Vancouver games will be very well attended, but making claims that can disproved simply by turning on your television does nobody any good. Even the commentators highlighted the empty seats.