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Organisers aim to sell tickets to exisiting spectators

English.news.cn   2014-02-08 19:08:07

SOCHI, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Organisers are keen to sell remaining Games tickets to people who already have purchased a seat to ease pressure on infrastructure and the number of visitors coming to Sochi and the Olympic Park.

Sochi 2014 organising committee president Dimitry Chernyshenko said on Saturday the strategy would be to allocate unsold, especially affordable tickets for high-demand events to people already in Sochi.

"That was our goal, not to continue increasing the number of visitors who will come for only one event, because this will create unexpected [pressure on] infrastructure, which is fully ready for that, but still, we want to keep all our guests in comfortable conditions." he said.

He does not expect there will be empty seats, either, as long queues had formed at ticket kiosks indicating local and foreign interest was on the rise.

"We were lucky to have a huge demand for the tickets. We faced incredible demand here with the long queues. We are extending the numbers of cash desks."

London 2012 Summer Olympics faced an ongoing issue of empty seats, which were filled in part by volunteers through a volunteer motivation program.

Aleksandra Kosterina, head of Sochi 2014 communications, said Sochi would do the same. "As with previous games, as with London, we also have a motivation programme aimed at our volunteers primarily. So, yes, we'll use it if needed," she said.

Editor: Tang Danlu
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