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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.

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