I wish there was more information about the required security pass and its relationship to tickets. I still don't see why a friend of mine in Canada couldn't order tickets, then send them to me. Are the powers-that-be saying that you're not allowed to buy tickets for someone (in another country) as a "gift"?
From CoSport's terms and conditions:
So, a ticket may be transferred to a friend or family member. That said, if the original purchaser isn't attending the Olympics themselves, and if he/she doesn't get the tickets mailed to them in time before leaving for Sochi, then you're out of luck (since the person who purchased the tickets must pick up the tickets themselves in Sochi).Transferability: The Customer is authorized to transfer Tickets included in a Product(s), to a Ticket Bearer who is employed by the Customer or is a family member, or friend of, or has a pre-existing business relationship with the Customer. However, any refunds under the Event Cancellation Policy listed in the OCOG Terms and Conditions and Spectator Rules will be made only to the Customer who originally purchased the Product(s) in question.