The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has started selling tickets to team training sessions in short track and figure skating as well as to the Olympic Park. Those who want to cheer for their favorite team will be among the first to enjoy the Olympic atmosphere. Tickets for the training sessions cost 500 roubles and for the Olympic park only 200 roubles. They are available at the Games official ticketing site tickets.sochi2014.com, as well as in Sochi 2014 Main Ticket Centers. To visit the Park, all guests must obtain a Spectator Pass in advance.
Responding to the high demand for tickets to the Olympic Games of which approximately 80% have already been sold, the Main Ticket Center in Sochi will expand the number of sales windows to service the public, as well as extend the hours of operation from 08:00 am to 11:00 pm daily.
In order to alleviate crowds and due to strong demand, one more Main Ticket Center at the new railway station in Adler opened on February 1. Besides buying tickets at this location, one can also pick up tickets purchased online at tickets.sochi2014.com, or put tickets up for sale on Fan2Fan. The New Main Ticket Center in Adler will be open from 08:00 am to 11.00 pm, 7 days a week.
The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee recommends collecting tickets well in advance in order to get to the stadiums on time, with comfort and avoiding long queues.
One week before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games the last tickets were put on sale for this one of the most expected events. Tickets to the Opening Ceremony are available for sale at tickets.sochi2014.com and in all Sochi 2014 Ticket box offices.
Visitors going to the Olympic Park will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the celebratory atmosphere and revel in the excitement before heading to the competitions. Music and dance performances, competitions and master classes, Russian cuisine tastings, and the opportunity to take photos with the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch are just a few of the many activities available to spectators in the park. The bustling atmosphere of the Olympic Park will continue almost round the clock - from 7 am to 2 am - enabling up to 120 thousand visitors during the Games time to experience the excitement each day.
The Sochi 2014 Olympic mascots – the Polar Bear, Hare and Leopard will greet guests and take photos in the Park. "Photo Point" signs are located throughout the park highlighting ideal places for taking photos.
The Olympic Park also contains the Sochi Park Theme Park. Olympic Park visitors can access the Sochi Park Theme Park area for free. In the Sochi Park Theme Park visitors can stroll through the Enchanted Labyrinth, which is based on Pushkin's fairy tales; a well-appointed landscaped park with a man-made lake; ride carousels; and watch a variety of shows in the Theme Park's theme areas. The Theme Park's entertainment program includes performances by 150 artists from different regions of Russia.
A ticket for the Olympic competitions, Ceremonies or team training sessions in the Coastal Cluster venues entitles the holder to free admission to the Olympic Park. Ticket holders for competitions taking place at the Mountain Cluster venues will need to buy an additional entrance ticket to the Olympic Park.
Spectators should only buy tickets from the official Sochi 2014 website, official Authorized Ticket Resellers, the main Ticket Centers.
All visitors are required to obtain a Spectator Pass to visit the Sochi Games. One Spectator Pass will be valid for both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games, and will serve as a souvenir of the Sochi Games. More information about the procedure for obtaining a Spectator Pass and the addresses of Spectator Registration Centers is available at pass.sochi2014.com
In recognition of Visa's longstanding support for the Olympic Games, Visa is the only card payment option for purchasing Olympic tickets. For information on how to apply for a Visa card, please visit http://visa.com
Tickets may be paid for in cash if purchased at the Main Ticket Centers in Moscow and Sochi. The information about center will be available on the official website sochi2014.com
Notes for the editor
The Sochi 2014 Ticketing Program is one of the largest scale in the history of the Winter Games thanks to the record number of sports and new events included in the Games Program.
The Sochi 2014 Sports Program has set an Olympic record both for the overall quantity of competition types as well as the number of new sports types included in the Program. In total, 12 competition types have been added to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games Sports Program. As a result, the total number of types of events and sets of medals in the program is 98, of which 29 will be held in the Coastal Cluster and 69 in Mountain cluster. That is 12 more than at the Vancouver 2010 Games, and 14 times more than at the Turin 2006 Games.