Over 5 million British spectators enjoy Olympic so far

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Over 5 million British spectators enjoy Olympic so far.

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed that over 5 million British spectators had passed through its venues so far on Sunday.

As the Olympic Games pass the half way mark, LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe said: "The most pleasing part of the first week of the Games has been feedback from athletes and team officials who have said they have rarely, if ever, witnessed sport that has been so well presented, attended or so compelling."

"My overwhelming feeling is one of pride. I'm very proud of the show the UK is putting on, of the tremendous performance of our athletes and I'm very proud of my team which has given its heart and soul to these Games over the last seven years. I am also very proud of our brilliant volunteers who seem to be having an extraordinary impact on everyone they meet," LOCOG CEO Paul Deighton added.

The Olympic Park alone has seen more than one million visitors since the Games began. Outside of the venues, big screens across the Britain are attracting huge crowds as people cheer on the athletes. Around 300,000 visitors watching sport in city center locations on Saturday. It is estimated that 60,000 spectators came out on to the streets of London to watch the women's triathlon event in central London.

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