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Lighting of Olympic flame sparks start of Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay
With 132 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame was lit in Ancient Olympia, Greece, during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). The lighting marks the symbolic start of the Olympic Torch Relay, which will see the flame cover over 65,000 kilometres and all 83 regions of Russia, as well as travelling to within an hour of an estimated 90 per cent of the Russian population before reaching the Olympic Stadium in Sochi on 7 February for the Opening Ceremony.
Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch goes into space
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch will make history when it is taken into space later this year. The torch is due to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) where it will then be taken on a spacewalk. This will mark the first time that the Olympic Torch has been carried in open space.
Sochi 2014 Unveils Celebration Cauldron for Olympic Torch Relay
The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has unveiled the Celebration Cauldron for the Olympic Torch Relay, which will begin on 7 October in Moscow. The lighting of the Celebration Cauldron will be the culmination of each day’s festivities across Russia during the 65,000km Relay, which will be the longest in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.
Sochi 2014 torch unveiled
The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has unveiled the torch that will carry the Olympic flame during the next Winter Games. The torch was presented by Sochi 2014 Ambassadors Tatiana Navka, and Ilya Averbukh at a ceremony in Moscow. Developed by a creative team, led by Vladimir Pirozhkov and Andrei Vodyanik, the Sochi 2014 torch is chrome with red detail – red being the traditional colour of Russian sport.
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02 December 2013
Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay reaches Kemerevo
The eighth week of the 123-day Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay ended in Kemerovo, the Russian industrial city and administrative centre of Kemerovo Oblast, when Olympic 1984 skating bronze medallist Na...
28 November 2013
Coca-Cola helping to deliver the Olympic Torch Relay to Russia
26 November 2013
Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay reaches Eastern Siberia
25 November 2013
Olympic flame carried underwater in world’s deepest lake
18 November 2013
Olympic Torch Relay set to continue journey by train
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