|Sochi still scrambling to sell Olympic tickets|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
LONDON ó What if they held an Olympics and nobody came?
The situation isnít that bleak, of course, for the Sochi Games. Yet, with less than three weeks to go until the opening ceremony, hundreds of thousands of tickets remain unsold, raising the prospect of empty seats and a lack of atmosphere at Russiaís first Winter Olympics.
There are signs that many foreign fans are staying away, turned off by terrorist threats, expensive flights and hotels, long travel distances, a shortage of tourist attractions in the area, and the hassle of obtaining visas and spectator passes.
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