Published Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Athletes from NI are among those hoping for gold medal success at the Olympics. (© Getty)
Amid concerns over empty seats at some events, it's estimated that attendee rates for Saturday, Sunday and Monday were 86%, 92% and 88% respectively.
More tickets have since been released and the 3,800 that went on sale on Monday night were gone by Tuesday morning.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has been taking time to enjoy the beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade, trying to get the spectators to participate in "the Boris wave" - a Mexican wave gone wrong.
"I think we are showing great natural restraint and politeness as host nation in not hoarding the medals more so far," he quipped.
Meanwhile, the streets of London have been looking rather quiet despite the Games going on, with many choosing to avoid the predicted traffic chaos.
Tube journeys on Monday were up by 4%, but road journeys in the capital were down by 20%.
Athletes from Northern Ireland are continuing to enjoy support from fans as they compete for either Team GB or Ireland.
Coleraine rowers Richard and Peter Chambers are being hotly tipped for gold after reaching the final of the lightweight fours.
My message to our Olympians is keep going with all our support.
Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín
Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín congratulated the brothers - and also the Chinese gymnasts who had been training in Lisburn ahead of the Games.
"Well done to Peter and Richard, they have done us proud," she said.
"I know we all wish them the best of luck and urge them to go for gold."
Ms Ní Chuilín added: "Alan Campbell, also from Coleraine, has reached the semi-finals in his rowing discipline later this week - so lots more excitement to come.
"Also, well done to the Chinese gymnasts who worked with local youngsters who I know have been inspired through their Olympic story."
Outside the sporting achievements, the Olympics has still been making the headlines with nearly 30 suspected ticket touts arrested since the Games began.
A 17-year-old boy has also been arrested over malicious messages sent to Team GB diver Tom Daley over social networking website Twitter.
The arrest came after a Twitter user sent the athlete a tweet saying he had let down his dad, who died from cancer last year, by finishing fourth in the men's synchronised 10m platform diving on Monday.
Daley tweeting in response: "After giving it my all ... you get idiots sending me this ..."
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Moynihan was also forced to hit out at those raising suspicions over young record-breaking Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen.
The 16-year-old broke the 400m individual medley world record by more than a second, five seconds faster than her personal best - a feat described as "disturbing" by American coach John Leonard.
But Lord Moynihan said the swimmer had passed a drugs test and that the matter was closed.