October 7, 2013Flameless torch puts spotlight on heroic championRussian media were up in arms when the Olympic torch went out at the Kremlin on Sunday. It was relit by a security guard. The spotlight was back on the man with the torch, although the fact he was a Soviet champion who had saved many lives was overlooked.
October 6, 2013On your marks! Olympic torchbearers set off from MoscowRussian President Vladimir Putin has announced the start of the Russian leg of the record-breaking Olympic torch relay for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The relay kicked off at Moscow’s Red Square, where the flame arrived on Sunday.
September 26, 2013Olympic officials OK with Russia ‘anti-gay propaganda’ lawRussia’s law banning "gay propaganda" to minors doesn't violate the Olympic charter’s anti-discrimination clause, Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission, said as he pronounced the country ready to host the 2014 Winter Games.
September 25, 2013Olympic torch spacewalkers dock at International Space StationThe crew who are to take the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch on its record-breaking spacewalk have arrived at the ISS after an express trip from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The torch will enter space on November 9th after its own launch on the 7th.