Fire XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 officially handed over to the delegation of the Organizing Committee "Sochi 2014" at a ceremony in Athens.
The event takes place on Saturday at the white marble stadium "Panathinaikos" in the capital of Greece. The Russian side was represented by the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, President of the Organizing Committee "Sochi 2014" Dmitry Chernyshenko, Ambassador of the Olympic Games in Sochi, a six-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating Lydia Skoblikov.
The flames kindled on September 29 in Ancient Olympia has done in the hands of a six-day torch bearers way through Greece, and on October 6 will be delivered to Moscow. October 7 will record the history in its 123-day duration of the national relay to Russian cities.
IOC in September 2011 provided a status news agency commissioner Olympics (national host agency and the national fotopul) group, "RIA Novosti", which includes sports news agency «R-Sport."