- The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch concludes its record-breaking journey across Russia
11.02.2014 16:00The 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 02:45Music, 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 23:38The 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.
"I participated in the Olympics, but carrying the torch for the first time in life is an unforgettable experience. Honestly, I was very worried. Thanks to everyone that the Olympic torch relay passed through Voronezh".
Dmitry Sautin, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in divingDmitry Sautina two-time Olympic gold medalist in diving
For the Opening Ceremony of the 1984 Games of the Olympiad the torch was carried into the Olympic stadium in Los Angeles by Gina Hemphill, granddaughter of famous runner Jesse Owens, who won the 100 meters at the 1936 Games of the Olympiad in Berlin. Gina later married one of the Los Angeles 1984 winners, heavyweight boxer Henry Tillman, who won gold.