Top 7 Tips for Spectators
- Please visit the official website, sochi2014.com, for the most up-to-date information about the Games. Be aware that event times are subject to change. You can check for changes to the Games schedule here
- To enter Olympic Park, the competition venues and the Ceremony venues, you must have a valid ticket and Spectator Pass. You can apply for a Spectator Pass at pass.sochi2014.com.
- Check the transportation routes and plan your route ahead of time
- If you are purchasing tickets for events which take place at different venues in the Mountain and Coastal Clusters on the same day, please make sure you allow enough time between events in order to travel from one venue to another.
- Arrive early and be prepared to go through security checks. Please check
- which items are permitted or not permitted to bring with you
Spectator screening procedure at the venues
You will have to go through a screening procedure upon entering the venues. The personal screening procedure and the procedure for screening personal belongings will be the same as those found at the airport when you arrive in Russia.
Every spectator must:
- have a valid ticket to the Games on their person for the current date, plus a Spectator Pass;
- present their personal belongings for screening and proceed through the metal detector;
- follow the instructions of the Games staff.
Spectators with disabilities will be asked to go through security checks in accessible screening areas.
List of prohibited items at the venues:
- Firearms and sharp implements, ammunition, explosives;
- Flammable liquids and materials, gases and gas canisters, toxic, poisonous, and caustic substances. Narcotic and psychotropic substances;
- Medicines, no more than 1 packet, no more than 3 types, with a total capacity of no more than 100 ml;
- Large bags and suitcases (capacity > 25 l.);
- Food and drink products, including alcoholic beverages (with the exception of children's food and milk, no more than 1 liter per child), thermos flasks and jars, glass containers and bottles, liquids with a total volume greater than 100 ml;
- Flags and banners larger than 2x1 m., or the flags of countries which are not participating in the Games. Printed literature, banners, banners with religious, political or offensive content or content which is contrary to civil order and/or morals.
- Any advertising materials;
- Radio frequency equipment (with the exception of USB modems, smart phones and telephones, security keys, medical implants, hearing aids), laser devices, tripods;
- Devices creating excessive noise which may impede the staging and watching of events (vuvuzelas, etc.).
- Sporting goods and bicycles;
- Any items which look like the aforementioned prohibited items or are copies of banned items.
Important! Beverages may not be brought into the venues. The cost of bottled mineral water (0,5 L.) available for purchase at the venues is 60 rubles.
A detailed list of prohibited items (with exceptions) and a code of conduct at the venues have been published in the General Rules for the Purchase and Use of Tickets at the site tickets.sochi2014.com.
- Please remember that only Visa cards and cash are accepted as payment for all services at the Games.
- The weather conditions in the Coastal and Mountain Clusters may vary greatly: expect large amounts of snow in the mountains and warm, windy and sometimes rainy weather on the coast. Make sure you have warm water-resistant clothing for traveling to the Mountain Cluster. You will be able to find the weather forecast during the Games at the sochi2014.com Coastal and Mountain Cluster websites.