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Asian Games 2018: OCA gives warning over empty seats

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 25 2018   /  02:21 am

Following complaints from spectators over sold-out tickets and empty seats at sports venues during the Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has officially addressed the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) through an official letter.

The letter, dated Aug. 21, highlights that many seats reserved for officials have been left empty during competitions.

“We have come to notice in various venues during the ongoing 18th Asian Games that a lot of seats are empty as they have been [reserved] by the competition or venue managers for the local national federation officials,” the letter, signed by OCA director general Husain Al-Musallam, stated.

Husain said in the letter that the empty seats did not give off a good impression during
broadcasts.

“The OCA, therefore, instructs that no more than 10 percent of the seats be reserved for o...