Olympic flame arrives in Sochi

The Olympic flame arrived in Sochi, Russia following a 65,000-kilometer (39,000-mile) route, the longest in the history of the games. (File photo: Reuters)

The Olympic flame arrived in Sochi, Russia following a four-month journey, the sports website Euronews reported Wednesday.

The flame which was transferred by torchbearers to a miner’s lamp arrived in the South Western city following a 65,000-kilometer (39,000-mile) route, the longest in the history of the games.

The journey started in Moscow on Oct. 7 and stopped at more than 130 cities and towns across Russia.

The Winter Olympic games which were due to start on Friday began 32 hours before the opening ceremony, according to the Associated Press.

Early starts were needed because of 12 men's and women's medal events added since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

 

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