London Olympics: British prime minister says 'We can do better' on tickets

Monday, July 30, 2012 | 2:51 p.m. CDT

LONDON — Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron says he shares people's frustration at seeing empty seats in the London Olympics venues, and that "we can do better."

Cameron tells broadcaster ITV that Olympic organizers need to "make sure more people get to see more games and also that there are fewer empty seats."

He says the organizing committee is "on track to do that."

Organizers, who long promised packed venues, were criticized after blocks of empty seats were seen at most events across the opening weekend.

They said seats were left unused by sports and Olympic officials, athletes, some media and "a handful of sponsors."

London organizing committee spokeswoman Jackie Brock-Doyle says 3,000 extra tickets were made available and sold for Monday's events.

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