Sochi Travel Guide
We’ll be honest—we’re way behind in our planning for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games over in Sochi, Russia. The event is less than a year away, so if you’ve been waiting to finalize some plans, now’s probably a good time to get the ball rolling.
Airlines and hotels have been taking reservations for quite some time, but that still doesn't cover the most important part: how to score tickets! (Otherwise you’ll just be hanging around watching the Today show on location, and that’s not really worth the trip to Russia.)
CoSport is the only authorized Olympic ticket reseller in the United States, and they just announced some new ticket and ticket package options. Their website does a good job showing off what’s available, but just don’t get your heart set on anything in particular—some stuff is already sold out.
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Time is running out for those hoping to volunteer at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. On March 1, 2013 volunteer registration for 2014 Winter Olympics will close for good.
An estimated 25,000 volunteers will be needed to work nearly 50,000 shifts in more than 20 areas, from meeting delegations at the airport to helping with the Closing Ceremony. There will also be 3,000 volunteers specifically trained to welcome visitors and help them find their way between venues. In total, volunteers will account for more than 30% of the total Sochi staff.
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The 2010 Winter Olympics have come to an end and as sad as we are for the fun to be over, we're getting cheered up by thinking about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Here our Jaunted Winter Olympics Embed Tuija Seipell gives us tips on what we should know for the next Olympic games. Want to reminisce about the 2010 Olympics? Go here to peruse all of Tuija's stories.
The Russians had a highly visible presence at the Olympics as they will host the next Winter Games in Sochi in 2014. They took over the entire Science World here in Vancouver (originally built for Expo ’86) and renamed it Russky Dom – Russian House - so visitors were able to get a peek at what 2014 will hold.
The descriptions and topographic maps of the Krasnodar area where the games will be held looked quite cool. There was also a tiny stage where Russian singers and dancers performed, and a well-stocked shop of the expensive red-and-white Russian team gear.
But whether you're headed to London in 2012 or Sochi in 2014, there are some things you should know before you go. Here are Eight Things to Know About Attending The Olympics.
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