Russia receives the Olympic flame
Two days before the opening of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic flame arrived this Wednesday to the Russian city of Sochi, after its journey of nearly 65,000 kilometres and 120 days.
Sergey Bubka Ukrainian pole vaulter, who this year was one of the candidates to head the International Olympic Committee, carried today the torch through the streets of Port of Adler.
Cosmonaut Sergei Krikaliov, Secretary General of the UN (United Nations) Ban Ki-moon, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Olympic skating champion Tatiana Navka appear among the relievers who will carry the flame of the Sochi Games.
For the opening ceremony of the first White Games organized by this country, the big question is the identity of the athlete who will light the Olympic cauldron.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that he will not be chosen to light the flame at the opening, which will be televised by more than 3,000 million people.