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Sochi Olympics Ticket Sales Are on a Downhill Slope

Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Jan. 14
Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Jan. 14Photograph by Mikhail Mordasov/AFP via Getty Images

The Sochi Winter Olympics are set to open Feb. 7, and it’s starting to look as if many fans have decided to give them a miss.

Listings of tickets put up for resale on a “fan to fan” website have soared almost 50 percent over the past week, with more than 3,100 offers now posted. Most offers include multiple tickets, up to a maximum eight per offer.