- 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.
"The pride is incredible. I have never had such feelings in my life. Before I thought about the Olympics as a regular viewer. And here I carried the torch, the particle of a huge sports empire, and even on the water. The emotions are overwhelming me, it's even hard to describe. It's a miracle that I became a small drop of this story titled the Olympics"Alexander Revvacomedian, showman
The Torch Relay for the 1952 Games of the Olympiad in Helsinki was the first with the participation of women. The entire relay was "innovative" that year. In addition to the torch being relayed part of the distance via airplane and ship, other modes of transport use to relay the Flame included riders on horses, rowers, canoeist, cyclists and runners.