3 August 2012
Last updated at 15:01
Soldiers - drafted in to help fill empty seats - sat with spectators on the first day of athletics at the Olympic Stadium. Locog says thousands of tickets have been claimed back from organisations linked to the Games and resold online.
Despite the number of empty seats at Olympic venues being a major talking point during the first week of the Games, the 83,000-capacity stadium was packed for the opening of the athletics.
London's transport system is "holding out very well" in the face of its sternest Olympics test yet, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said, despite delays caused by a signal failure on the Tube's Central Line, which serves the Olympic Park in Stratford.
A 50ft poster of Team GB gold medal hope Jessica Ennis has been erected in the heptathlete's home city of Sheffield.
Ennis (right) - who missed out on the 2008 Beijing Olympics because of injury - did not disappoint in her first event, the 100m hurdles, setting a British heptathlon record in heat six, with 12:54 seconds
Team GB's Larry Godfrey was beaten 6-5 by Malaysia's Khairul Anuar Mohamad in the last 16 of the men's individual archery at Lord's Cricket Ground
Denmark's Joachim Fischer threw his shirt into the crowd at Wembley Arena after winning a bronze medal, along with partner Christinna Pedersen, in the badminton mixed doubles
Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger won gold in the women's double sculls final at Eton Dorney, beating closest rivals Australia in 6:55.82. Their win gave Team GB its fourth Olympic gold in 24 hours.