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Sochi Olympics sold more tickets than Vancouver, boss says

Sochi Olympic Park

<> on March 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Dennis Grombkowski

The Sochi Olympics beat the 2010 Vancouver Games for tickets sold, Sochi Organizing Committee president Dmitry Chernyshenko said Monday.

At least 640,000 people registered for tickets to the 2014 Olympics, about two million visited the Sochi Olympic Park and two billion people saw at least “one minute” of the Sochi Olympics on TV, Chernyshenko said, according to R-Sport.

The report did not state how many tickets were sold, but Chernyshenko said it was more than four years ago, when Vancouver reportedly sold 1.49 million tickets out of a possible 1.54 million.

A number of variables must be taken into consideration, such as the number of events (12 more in Sochi) as well as venue capacities.

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