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Russia to Send the Olympic Flame into Space
2.11.2011 13:01
Russia to Send the Olympic Flame into Space

Russia plans to make the longest Olympic flame relay ever for the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014, setting several world records. The relay race is to extend the whole country, many Russian people will be able to take part in it.

      According to the head of Sochi 2014 Olympics Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko, the Olympic flame relay will start on October 7, 2013, in Moscow and will end on February 8, 2014, at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

      The relay is sheduled to take 123 days and will be of 40,000 kilometres long, so it can be called the longest relay ever for both time and distance. The torch is expected to pass through capitals of all 83 federation subjects and through 2014 towns overall. So, according to the Olympics Organizing Committee, 80% of Russia's population will be "close" to the Olympic flame.

      “In 2013-14 every region will be an Olympic capital for a day or two,” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said.

      The flame will also be raised on Elbrus, taken to the North Pole and even sent into space. The organizers is now working on technical possibilities of this event.


Sources: KP Sports.Mail The Moscow News Image: Novostoria 

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Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Sochi Olympic Games 2014 Sochi Russian regions Russian sport  

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