SOCHI, Russia — The first full day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Games included reports of spectators missing the start of events as they waited at security checkpoints.
So how did Olympic officials respond?
"We had some problems with basically a Russian mentality," said Aleksandra Kosterina, a spokeswoman for the organizing committee. "Russians like to come to the event not prior but as close as possible, and that is why we had an issue of a lot of spectators being late for the Games. We're working on it."