Feb 7, 2014 at 8:40 am
Sochi Olympic organizers say more than 80 percent of tickets to events have been sold.
Russian spectators, who were allocated 70 percent of the total available, have faced lengthy lines in Sochi to collect their tickets.
Ticket collection points are operating at the airport, at railway stations in downtown Sochi and at the Olympic Park in the borough of Adler. Tickets can also be collected in Moscow.
The International Olympic Committee has $932 million in financial reserves after adding $31.5 million in 2013.
IOC President Thomas Bach confirmed the figure at a news conference following the body's 3-day annual meeting.
The IOC aims to keep enough in reserve to operate for four years in the event an Olympics is canceled.