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Price of 2014 Winter Olympic Tickets
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2014 Winter Olympics Tickets
The 2014 Winter Olympics will take place from February 7th to 23rd in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia. What is the price of Olympic tickets?
Most Expensive Tickets for 2014 Winter Olympics
The most expensive tickets of the 2014 Winter Olympics are for the Opening Ceremony (February 7th) and the Closing Ceremony (February 23rd). Their high prices reflect the immense popularity of these gala events.
The best seats for the Opening Ceremony are priced at 50,000 RUB ($1639 USD at an exchange rate of $1 USD = 30.5 RUB). This is for the best "Level A" tickets. Less expensive tickets cost 30,000 RUB ($984) for Level B, 20,000 RUB ($656) for Level C, and 6,000 RUB ($197) for Level D.
Closing Ceremony tickets are also expensive--although not as high as for the Opening Ceremony. There are also four levels of tickets for the Closing Ceremony, priced at 37,000 RUB ($1213) for Level A, 20,000 RUB ($656) for Level B, 12,000 RUB ($393) for Level C, and 4,500 RUB ($148) for Level D.
Ice Hockey Olympic Tickets
Ice hockey is one of the most popular Winter Olympic sports. This popularity is reflected by high ticket prices.
The price of ice hockey Olympic tickets depends on the tournament round and the teams playing. The least expensive tickets are for preliminary games between teams without a wide following. The prices range from 2000 RUB ($66) for Level A, 1000 RUB ($33) for Level B, and 500 RUB ($16) for Level C. The most expensive ice hockey tickets are for the gold medal game on February 23rd. The prices range from 34,000 RUB ($1115) for Level A, 24,000 RUB ($787) for Level B, 18,000 RUB ($590) for Level C, and 7,000 RUB ($23) for Level D.
Figure Skating Olympic Tickets
Figure skating is another marquee event of the Winter Olympic, which drives up its ticket prices.
The least expensive figure skating Olympic tickets are for the Team Men and Team Ladies Short Programs. Tickets for these events are priced at 15,000 RUB ($492) for Level A, 8,000 RUB ($262) for Level B, 4,000 RUB ($131) for Level C, and 1,500 RUB ($49) for Level D. In contrast, the most expensive figure skating Olympic tickets are for the gala exhibition on February 22nd. Tickets for this event are priced at 23,000 RUB ($754) for Level A, 14,000 RUB ($459) for Level B, 8,000 RUB ($262) for Level C, and 4,500 RUB ($148) for Level D.
Ski Jumping Olympic Tickets
The brave souls prepared to stand in the cold to watch ski jumping pay less than those who watch popular indoor events like ice hockey and figure skating.
The least expensive ski jumping events are the normal hill and large hill individual qualifications. Tickets to these events are priced at 4,500 RUB ($148) for Level A and 1,500 RUB ($49) for Level B. The most expensive ski jumping events are the normal hill and large hill individual finals. Tickets for these final events are priced at 6,000 RUB ($197) for Level A and 3,000 RUB ($98) for Level B.
Source of Olympic Ticket Prices
The prices quoted in this article are from the official Sochi ticketing website. Only Russian Federation residents can purchase tickets directly from this site. Residents of other countries may purchase tickets through the National Olympic Committee of their country and their Authorized Ticket Reseller.
Alpine Skiing Olympic Tickets
Alpine skiing tickets are also affordable, at least by Olympic standards.
The least expensive Alpine skiing event is the super combined. Tickets for this event are priced at 4,000 RUB ($131) for Level A and 1,500 RUB ($49) for Level B. The most expensive Alpine skiing event is the exciting downhill, with tickets costing 5,500 RUB ($180) and 3,000 RUB ($98) for Level B.