Dmitry Chernyshenko

Sochi 2014 chief promises safest Olympics

Dmitry-ChernyshenkoSochi, April 17 :  Sochi 2014 organisers have issued unequivocal security assurances in the wake of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, with the chief organiser promising the safest Games in history.

Russia is to beef up security in the Black Sea resort as of June 1 this year in the wake of Monday's terrorist attacks that killed three people and injured more than 170.

Sochi 2014 ticket sales shock organiser

Dmitry-ChernyshenkoSochi, March 14 : The rapid pace of ticket sales for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics has stunned organising committee head Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The first sales of tickets were made available to Russians Feb 7, a year before the opening ceremony and sales were brisk with tickets for the men's hockey gold medal game gone in a matter of minutes.

"We suggested that there would be very high demand so we did national research. We got ready but the result surpassed all our most optimistic expectations," Chernyshenko said Wednesday.

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