2014 Sochi Olympics to hit fans’ pockets? (video)

Accomodation in one of the cheapest hotels costs $100 per night, Belsat TV journalist Siarhei Padsasonny reports from Sochi. Taking into account that prices for an apartment or a room in a combortable hotel range from $300 to $500 and they are still expected to be soaring one should be ready to end up spending a fortune there. And of course, there is no need to say that plane tickets may cost a pretty penny as well.

To witness the opening ceremony one should have lashed $200 – 2,000 out; tickets for competitions which are still on sale go for several hundred dollars. At a rough estimation, a trip to Sochi may cost $10,000.

Unreasonable prices in the capital of the 2014 Winter Olympics is another story: a fan may pay as much as $10 for a plate of soup in the Olympic village.

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‘The prices are like those of Moscow, they are far from being reasonable. If one needs a visa, they should make great effort getting it. Plane tickets are expensive; there are few direct flights. To get to Sochi one should have a connection in Moscow,’ Otylia Jędrzejczak, a Polish swimmer and Olympic champion, says.

It is curious that a lot of local residents, plagued by months-long repair and construction works prefer to stay out of the city in the period of the games. They are also put to greater inconvenience: for example, one should receive special permission to drive in Sochi.


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