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Fans play the waiting game to get Olympic tickets

February 6, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, fans who bought tickets on its official website had to wait several hours in long lines to pick them up.

Ticket sales began a year ago on the website, but fans still had to go to ticket centers to pick up the actual paper copies. The only box offices were in Moscow and Sochi.

At the Adler railway station Thursday, where four ticket windows were set up, the wait was at least four hours, while it was a six-hour wait at the six stands at the main railway station in downtown Sochi.

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