Olympic-Torch Relay Heads to Sochi

Only 34 days remain until the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The torch relay, which began in Greece last September, is billed as the longest in Winter Olympics history - covering 65,000 km (40,390 mi) as it passes through 2,900 towns and villages across all 83 regions of Russia. So far, the torch has been carried on foot and aboard sleds, ships, wheelchairs, camels, a Soyuz spacecraft, a nuclear-powered icebreaker, and a water jet-pack. The relay will come to an end on February 7, 2014, at the opening ceremony in Sochi.

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