A Dutch skating fan, his hat filled with Olympic pins, watches the women's 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

SOCHI SCENE: The pins arrive

February 14, 2014

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.

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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