November 5, 2013The Olympic flame visits Russian tundraThe Olympic torch relay of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games visits the Russian tundra and its inhabitant reindeer on Sunday as it moved eastward. The Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee manager Andrei Chibisov was the single torch bearer in the northern Russian town of Naryan-Mar, where the temperature had already plummeted to minus 17 degrees Celsius.
October 29, 2013Countdown begins: 100 days to Sochi Winter OlympicsTo celebrate the milestone day of 100 days before the beginning of the Olympics, five enormous Olympic rings are installed at Sochi’s main railway station, while a myriad of different events are planned to take place simultaneously nationwide.
October 7, 2013Olympic torchbearers set off from MoscowThe record-breaking Olympic Torch Relay kick-starts in Russia with a ceremony in Moscow’s Red Square, where the flame arrived after its journey from Greece. The torch was lit in a ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin before setting off on its ambitious 123 day trek.
October 6, 2013Olympic flame handed over to RussiaThe Olympic flame is handed over to the organizers of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, during a special ceremony at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens on October 5, 2013, before setting off on its 65,000 kilometer journey across Russia.
September 29, 2013Sochi 2014 Flame lit in OlympiaThe Sochi 2014 Winter Games torch is ignited in Olympia, Greece. The legendary flame was lit from the sun’s rays in the ancient Temple of Hera by a high priestess, with the aid of of a special mirror. It was then handed over to athletes for the first stage of the Olympic torch relay.