TORONTO – The Canadian Olympic Committee announced today that 600 additional tickets for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games have been released for purchase by the public. Individual tickets as well as hotel and ticket packages are currently available on a first come, first serve basis from CoSport, the official and exclusive ticket distributor for the Canadian Olympic Team.

“For Canadians, Sochi 2014 will be a particularly exciting Games because our athletes have shown during the current winter season that they are among the best in the world, and will be in contention for top spot in Sochi,” said Christopher Overholt, CEO and Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee. “So we hope to see the maple leaf at every venue in Sochi, and great support for our athletes on the ice and snow. We know that Sochi is sure to be the event of a lifetime and recommend that those interested in attending the Games jump on these tickets now.”

Prices for individual tickets begin at US$21, and go as high as US$1,828. In addition, CoSport offers a variety of Hotel and Tickets Package as well as Ticket and Hospitality Pass Packages available at different price points. Fans looking to make a purchase of either individual tickets or packages are encouraged to create an account today.

“Canadian Olympic Team partner CoSport is the official Olympic ticket distributor for seven countries, and its expertise is incredibly beneficial in the face of such a massive event like the Olympic Winter Games,” added Overholt. “We encourage all Canadians to ensure they get the maximum enjoyment out of their Games experience by purchasing their tickets through official channels.”

Physical tickets and seat assignments will not be distributed until early January 2014, as soon as the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee initiates this process.

In recognition of Visa’s support of the Olympic Games, the Canadian Olympic Team and CoSport are proud to prefer Visa for Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games ticket and package purchases.

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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Jane Almeida, Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788

Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4136 / Cell: 289-388-6419