- The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch concludes its record-breaking journey across Russia
11.02.2014 16:00The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay completed its record-breaking journey across Russia on 7 February 2014.
- spokesman.com: Sochi Olympics kick off with grand opening
Sochi, 08.02.2014 02:45Music, dance and plenty of Russian bravado unleashed the ultimate achievement of Vladimir Putin’s Russia on Thursday — a Winter Olympics to showcase the best athletes on ice and snow that the world has to offer.
- Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak lit the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Games in Sochi
Sochi, 07.02.2014 23:38The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi was attended by other famous Russian athletes. Tennis player Maria Sharapova ran with the Olympic flame into the stadium where she passed the relay to athlete Yelena Isinbayeva. From her the torch passed to the wrestler Alexander Karelin and then to the gymnast Alina Kabaeva. The relay was completed by skater Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak.
"I chose Suzdal, because it is the prayed-in place, it is infinitely beautiful city, and on the way back I want to visit the monastery and pray for all of us. I am thankful for the fact that I have been invited. So I did something good, otherwise I would not be remembered".Soso PavliashviliSinger
The Olympic cauldron for the 1976 Games in Montreal was lit by 16 year old Canadians Stéphane Préfontaine and Sandra Henderson. Each teenager symbolized a certain part of Canada: Henderson – the English-speaking group and Prefontaine the Francophones. Thereafter, a beautiful legend was told that the young people were married several few years later. In fact, that never happened.