The Olympic Torch Relay was completed in Gorno-Altaisk. The final torchbearer Menunchi Yaitakov lit the cauldron of the Olympic flame at the Central Square.
- The Olympic Torch Relay was completed in Gorno-Altaisk
Gorno-Altaysk, 02.12.2013 17:42
- In Gorny Altai the relay was met with the local fire worship ceremony
Gorno-Altaysk, 02.12.2013 08:59The Olympic flame arrives in the Republic of Altai on Monday, 67 days prior the start of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in 2014, it was met by the head of the Republic of Altai Alexander Berdnikov, and a welcoming ceremony was accompanied by a national fire worship ceremony.
- aroundtherings.com: Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay in Tomsk
Tomsk, 02.12.2013 08:38On the first day of winter, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay was held in Tomsk. The heroes of the 55th Olympic Torch Relay Day were 100 torchbearers who covered a total distance of 19.4 km. Among the Olympic torchbearers were nominees of the Presenting Partners of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay: the Coca-Cola Company, OSAO "Ingosstrakh" and OAO "Russian Railways."
«I have seen the Olympic flame from a distance during the opening ceremony of the Olympic games. Before the start of the Games all wars stopped. It’s a very important symbol for me which unites everything: the price of the Olympic medal and the intension which accompanies all the Olympic competitions. It’s a great honour for me».Alexander KarelinThree time champion in Greco-Roman wrestling and potential torchbearer for the Torch Relay Sochi 2014
For the 1956 Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo a flame was lit in Rome at the Temple of Jupiter on the Capital Hill. The official motivation for this was that the ancient Roman civilization existed in parallel with that of ancient Greece.