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News and events

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch concludes its record-breaking journey across Russia
11.02.2014 16:00
The 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 02:45
Music, 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 23:38
The 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.
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Quotes
"It's pretty exciting thing, even more than I expected. At some point you realize that it's generally a unique thing that you will have just once in a lifetime, this will never happen again, there is some involvement in such an event like the Olympics - in general, it is very exciting"
Vladimir PoznerTV presenter
Facts

The design of the Olympic torch for the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville was the creation of the famous French designer Philippe Starck, the guru of world industrial design, whose works for example, include the concept of the Eurostar train shape.

Olympic Torch Relay Presenting Partners

  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Ingosstrakh Insurance Company
  • JSC Russian Railways Company