Olympic Notes: Fans Having Hard Time Getting Tickets Due To 'Inefficient' Operations
Fans in Sochi "are having a hard time getting tickets for Olympic events due to inefficient ticket sales operations, while many seats remain empty of filled with volunteers." Only "a handful of ticket sales offices, one of which is in Moscow and a few more in Sochi, have been opened" (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 2/12). ... A bobsleigh "smashed into a course worker at the Olympic Games Sanki sliding centre on Thursday leaving the man reportedly with both legs broken." The incident "occurred at the start of the training for the two-man bobsleigh competition when the forerunner bob, which is used to clear and test the track at the beginning of the day's schedule, hit an ice maker" (AFP, 2/14).