7 February 2014
Olympic Torch Relay reached its destination
Today, at the main Sochi stadium called “Fischt” a flame of the first ever Russia’s Olympic Winter Games will be lit. To reach its final destination — the olympic cauldron, the torch has covered the distance one and a half times as long as the Earth’s equator, visited the North Pole and has been carried in open space. The 65,000-kilometer torch relay started October 7, in Moscow.
The final day of the relay kicked off on Friday on Nesebarskaya street in the direction of the monument to Peter I, to the Theater street and to the Chernomorskaya street. Maria Kiselyova, Press attache of the Russian Olympic team, Head of the Russian Olympic Committee press service and three-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming, was one of the torchbearers. Her two-minute segment of the relay she ran down the Theatre street by the Winter Theatre, and she passed the torch to the Chairman of the Board of the Coca -Cola Company Muhtar Kent .
By the way, among the 16,000 torchbearers across the country, there were 28 more representatives of the ROC in addition to Maria Kiseleva, including the President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, who took part in the relay on the day of its launch.