SOCHI, Russia (AP) The shortage of officially-licensed Sochi 2014 pins in Olympic Park appears to be over.
Volunteers, journalists and other guests in the main media center lined up Friday in a small souvenir store to browse through and buy the beloved mementos, which have become a tradition at each Olympic Games.
The IOC and Sochi organizers promised action after getting multiple questions on the pins over the past few days. The Russian mint produced 1 million pins for the games, selling them in airports, stores and other places in Russia before they arrived in Olympic Park.
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Here’s a close-up of some of the pins: (https://twitter.com/oskargarcia/status/434267726929223680 )
– By Oskar Garcia – Twitter http://twitter.com/oskargarcia
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