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Sochi Olympics Say Arenas Nearly Full, Sometimes With Volunteers

Sochi Olympic organizers say some volunteer workers are being given seats to ensure facilities are closer to capacity during Russia’s first Winter Games.

Almost 60,000 people bought tickets to events yesterday, the second full day of competition at the Olympics, local organizing committee spokeswoman Alexandra Kosterina said during a news conference. Still, some seats are unused, either because they were unsold, ticketholders don’t arrive in time or they’re reserved for media or Olympic family members, she said.