Over 70 percent of all tickets to the 2014 Olympics have now been sold and the rest of the tickets will be sold to those who will decide to come to Sochi at the last moment, Dmitry Chernyshenko, the head of the organizational committee of the 2014 Olympics, said.
"Tickets are traditionally in demand. The main sales channel is the Internet, although ticket offices are also working. Over 70 percent of all tickets have now been sold. We are reserving a special quota for those who will come to the Olympics so that those who will come can buy tickets to the Games," Chernyshenko told a government meeting on Thursday.
Seventy-five percent of the viewers at the Olympics will be Russians, he said. A total of 213,000 people are expected to visit the Olympics. All in all, 110,000 viewer accreditations have already been issued.
A simplified procedure of issuing visas for foreign tourists coming to Russia for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi was introduced on December 1, 2014. Visa applications are processed via special "Olympic" windows in Russian consular offices around the world, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee said in a statement. Read more>>>