Russia has begun selling tickets for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, exactly a year before the opening ceremony.
A diamond-shaped countdown clock was unveiled in the capital Moscow and seven other Russian cities on Thursday as officials revealed seats would cost between 12 to 1250 euros.
Sochi, a resort on the Black Sea, beat off competition from South Korea and Austria to get to stage the games.
On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin travelled to Sochi with a delegation from the International Olympic Committee. He promised the facilities would be ready on time.
The winter games are a priority for Putin, a chance to show that Russia is a modern democracy capable
of organising global events.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1Tough desert day for the runners in the Marathon Des Sables
- 2Champions League: Chelsea and Real Madrid advance to last four
- 3Bayern beat United, Atletico stun Barca in the Champions League
- 4Liverpool remain on track for first league title in 24 years
- 5Champions League draw: Bayern Munich to face Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid meet Chelsea
Wires > Sport
- 20:33 CET Villa owner Lerner backs Lambert over ‘unexpected issues’
- 20:19 CET Brazil elect new CBF chief to take office in 2015
- 20:18 CET Nadal recovers from shaky start to go through
- 19:52 CET Family is key to understanding accused Boston bomber – attorney
- 18:54 CET AFC boss told to spend less energy on politics
- 18:51 CET Atlanta to launch Major League Soccer franchise on Wednesday
- 16:07 CET Waratahs make second attempt at Folau injury recall
- 14:57 CET Crawley player gets five-game ban for confronting fan