If you've been watching the latest events in figure skating, curling, skeleton, skiing, and other spectacular moments that have unfolded at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, then there's a good chance you've noticed that crowds present at the Games have seemed pretty thin. Cameras regularly pan to reveal entire swaths of empty seats, and there don't appear to be that many slope-side spectators either, even during what many would consider the most exciting programs. And yet, organizers of the Games insist that tickets are nearly 90% sold out.
So what gives? Where is everyone?
The answer, it turns out, is quite complicated, and the seemingly low attendance can be chalked up to a whole host or reasons.