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Poll: How far will they run the Torch? (25 member(s) have cast votes)

Being a land of some 6.6mil sq2, how long a torch run should Sochi 2014 hold?

  1. 100,000 mi (4 votes [16.00%] - View)

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  2. 500,000 mi (0 votes [0.00%])

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  3. 1,000,000 mi (1 votes [4.00%] - View)

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  4. 1,500,000 mi (3 votes [12.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  5. 2,000,000 mi (1 votes [4.00%] - View)

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  6. 5,000,000 mi (1 votes [4.00%] - View)

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  7. more than 5,000,000 mi (15 votes [60.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

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#1 baron-pierreIV

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:00 PM

I was just thinking...having the largest land mass in the world, how far do you want the Sochi organizers to run their 2014 Torch Relay...in the dead of a Russian winter???

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:43 PM

If they don't take it up into space, it'll be a miserable failure!

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:48 PM

Sochi to send 2014 Olympic Torch into Space

DURBAN, South Africa - Russia plans to send the Olympic torch into space ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov says his country aims to be the first to take the torch beyond the earth's atmosphere as part of the longest Olympic relay.

Zhukov says Sochi organizers also plan to take the torch to the top of Russia's highest mountain and the bottom of the world's deepest lake.

Zhukov revealed plans for the Olympic flame to go on a 120-day, 17,000-mile journey with 14,000 torch bearers in the buildup to the Sochi Games, including visits to Mount Elbrus and Lake Baikal.

Zhukov announced the torch relay plans Thursday in a Sochi presentation to the International Olympic Comm

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:43 PM

Reminds me strongly of the Beijing torch relay -- but Sochi obviously even wants to surpass it: Not only the highest mountain shall be the backdrop for the Olympic Flame, but also the deepest lake and even space. One could call that megalomaniac. And I do that.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:33 PM

I hope it's also carried by the fattest person on earth over the longest stretch.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:51 AM

Will anyone be surprised when a barechested Putin parachutes in to light the flame?

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 02:21 AM

Reminds me strongly of the Beijing torch relay -- but Sochi obviously even wants to surpass it: Not only the highest mountain shall be the backdrop for the Olympic Flame, but also the deepest lake and even space. One could call that megalomaniac. And I do that.


Yeah, it's amazing they can do a longer relay than Beijing yet keep it within their borders (the space trip being the exception). Shows how vast Russia is.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

Will anyone be surprised when a barechested Putin parachutes in to light the flame?

Putin doesn't need parachutes to fly. He has such superpowers that if flying powers is what Putin wants, flying powers is what Putin gets.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

Exclusive: Sochi 2014 boss promises "spectacular" Torch Relay as ambitious plans are unveiled

March 19 - Sochi 2014 President Dmitry Chernyshenko has told insidethegames they will deliver a "spectacular" Torch Relay, which is set to make Olympic history after plans were confirmed to take it to the bottom of the world's deepest lake, Lake Baikal (pictured), as well as further than any previous Olympic Torch Relay in history.

Though some of the specifics of the Torch Relay are still under wraps, a number of plans have been confirmed to insidethegames, including that the Relay route will span over 40,000 kilometres, the length of the earth's equator.

It is also four times longer than the 2006 Turin Winter Games Relay, and will travel through all 83 constituent entities of Russia, with 90 per cent of the population having the chance to see the Olympic Torch on its route.

The Torch Relay will last for 123 days, from October 2013 to February 7, 2014, when the Winter Olympics gets underway in Sochi.

In all, some 14,000 Torchbearers will carry it, as well as 30,000 Relay volunteers, with 2,000 Torchbearers set to carry the Paralympic Torch on its journey between February 26 and March 7.

The most spectacular plans though are those to send the torch into space for the first time in Olympic history, an idea first made public by Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov last year.

In 1961 the Soviet Union was the first country to send a man, Yuri Gagarin (pictured), into space.

insidethegames understands that this is still in the minds of Sochi 2014, though talks are ongoing over the ambitious plans.

It has also been confirmed that the torch will be taken to Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake with a depth of 1,600m, in the south of Russia near Irkutsk, and also travel to Mount Elbrus, the tallest mountain in Europe at a height of 5,642m.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:41 PM

The most spectacular plans though are those to send the torch into space for the first time in Olympic history, an idea first made public by Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov last year.


An idea first made public sure, but the idea was concocted by Sir Rols, 2 years ago. It was Rols' idea, it's only fair he get to go to space. :angry:




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