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13 Dec 2013
Sochi 2014 , IOC News

Sochi launches Official Spectator Guide

With 56 days to go until the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has released its Official Spectator Guide for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

The guide, which is available at and as a mobile app, will give fans access to a wealth of information about the Sochi Games including the official competition schedule, and practical advice about attending the Games this February.

As well as being an indispensable companion to those already attending the Games, the guide will also be of use to those that are still planning their trip of a lifetime to see the world’s best winter athletes compete in Russia’s first ever Olympic Winter Games. It will allow fans to plan their day and see if they can, for example, watch the downhill in the morning, figure skating in the evening, and still be able to experience the unique spirit of Russian hospitality during the day or take in a cultural Olympiad performance.

The Spectator Guide, which will be updated regularly between now and Games time, comprises six distinct sections.

The first section, ‘Sochi 2014 Games’, offers interesting facts about the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in addition to a schedule of all Olympic events and details on how to travel to the Games. It has also been announced that a simplified visa process will be in place for those visiting the Sochi Games this February.

The ‘Competition Tickets’ section offers separate advice for Russian and international visitors on where to purchase tickets and get their Spectator Pass, while the ‘Transportation’ section gives recommendations on transport provision for spectators during Games time that will run between the sports venues and main districts of Sochi. Transport for spectators will include a network of railway and bus routes, as well as cable cars. Transport will be free for spectators who have a valid ticket for a competition on that day.

Visitors can use the ‘Venues’ section of the guide to find maps detailing the locations of the Coastal and Mountain cluster Olympic venues, as well as a map of the Olympic Park. Approximate journey times to the Olympic stadiums, services available at the venues and information on security check procedures can also be found within this section.

Elsewhere, the ‘Atmosphere’ section lists details about the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as the medal, award and flower ceremonies. This section also includes information and updates on the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad and the Live Sites – huge screens and stages where people will be able to watch the Games.

The final section, ‘Around the Games’, contains information on Sochi 2014 Ambassadors, on the Olympic Torch Relay and on the Sochi 2014 volunteers. It also outlines where official Sochi 2014 licensed merchandise can be purchased.

Information on tickets for Sochi 2014 is available here 

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