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The Olympic flame arrived in the capital city of the republicafter visiting neighboring Ingushetia earlier in the day.

January 30, 2014

The Sochi 2014 torch relay stage in Nalchik took place at the city’s Spartak stadium and concluded with a concert.

January 30, 2014

The bowl of the Olympic flame was lit by the acting president of Kabardino-Balkaria, Aslanbek Khushtov. Khushtov himself is not stranger to the Games, having clinched gold in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

January 30, 2014

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