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Olympic Torch Relay marks 100 days to go

Olympic Torch Relay marks 100 days to go
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30/10/2013

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay marked 100 days to go until the Games on Tuesday in the historic city of Kaliningrad.

The Flame, which was delivered by air in a special oil lamp, was carried through the streets of Kaliningrad by torchbearers including TV presenter Viktor Gusev and actress Tatyana Arntgolts. Regional governor Nikolai Cukanov carried the Torch for the final leg of the day. During the end of day celebrations, a giant 100 days to go sign was inflated to mark this important milestone.

Elena Glushakova, another of the torchbearers who works for news agency RIA Novosti, was proud to be a part of such an historic occasion. "I'm happy to be part of such a great event like the Olympics. In 2007, at the session of the International Olympic Committee in Guatemala City, 10,000 miles from home, it seemed incredible that we were able to win the right to host the Olympics. Everyone is simply overwhelmed with happiness and pride for the country  - the Torch Relay has brought an amazing sense of community to Kaliningrad," Glushakova added.

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay began in Moscow on 7 October and will end at the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony on 7 February, having travelled approximately 65,000km around Russia, carried by more than 14,000 Torchbearers.

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