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Empty seats give track a decidedly blue feel

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The pools at the diving venue are green. The seats at the track stadium are blue. Blue, as in, empty. Runners and throwers played to a 60,000-seat stadium that wasn’t half full on the opening day of track at the Olympics on Friday. AP Photo/Matt Dunham The fans missed some good stuff. In the morning session, running in front of a quarter-filled stadium, Ethiopian Almaz Ayana broke the world record at 10,000 meters by more than 14 seconds. In the evening, where…

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