New Rule: If your country hosts the Olympics, you have to have enough people to fill the seats.
Have you watched the Olympics coverage? Every single event has nearly 2/3rds of the seats empty. There are tons of news articles about it with lots of great excuses. I guess ticket sales were not that good and the Greeks are on vacation and some religious holiday. Plus, they say there are not many Greeks in the events so why go if you can’t win, right?
Greece, it is the freaking Olympics…hell, you invented this thing. Go check it out. Or maybe that is why they started moving the Olympics around year to year way back then…nobody was attending anymore in Greece!