Sochi Olympic Park tickets at $6.60

Indo Asian News Service

Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sports fans will be able to buy tickets for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Park for 200 rubles ($6.60), a fraction of that charged at lst year's London Games, organising committee head Dmitry Chernyshenko said.

In London, adult Olympic Park tickets cost 10 pounds ($16), although some later tickets were sold at half price.

"You won't be able to get into the Olympic Park without accreditation or a ticket," Chernyshenko said Wednesday.

"We're not trying to make a business out of this, but we have to regulate the number of people. About 75,000 people will feel comfortable there. A ticket like that for the park will cost 200 rubles."

The Olympic Park is a coastal collection of arenas for the skating and curling events, and will provide the stage for the medal ceremonies.

Tickets have yet to go on sale, and as with London 2012, will only be available to those paying with a certain credit card for sponsorship reasons.

Ticket touts face fines of up to $33,000, under a law signed by President Vladimir Putin earlier this month.

Russia's first Winter Olympics will run from Feb 7 to 23, 2014.

--IANS/RIA Novosti