The flame lit, Olympic Torch Relay begins

The flame lit, Olympic Torch Relay begins

By Asif Hossain

The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, Greece on Sunday, marking the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay.

Torch1
The flame will travel through Greece for seven days before being officially handed over to the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee on October 5.

Torch 2
The Russian leg of the Relay will last 123 days, with the Torch making special visits to the North Pole, into space, beneath Lake Baikal, and to the top of Mount Elbrus.

Torch
In Russia the flame will be carried by 14,000 torchbearers encompassing all 83 regions of the 2014 Games host country.

Russia
After 123 days in Russia, the flame will finally arrive at the Olympic Stadium in Sochi on February 7, 2014, for the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Games.

Stadium

All photos courtesy of Olympic.org and @Olympics.

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By Asif Hossain

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