The headquarters of the project "Sochi-2014" created in "Ingosstrakh", selected on a competitive two thousand persons as candidates for participation in the Torch Relay "Sochi-2014", said at a press conference in Moscow, Deputy General Director of "Ingosstrakh" Alexei Sokolov .
"Ingosstrakh" — Partner of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi and partner representing the Olympic Torch Relay. 32 years ago, "Ingosstrakh" was the general insurer Olympics-80, which was held in Moscow. Guests press conference demonstrated Torch Relay "Sochi-2014" and the rarity of the Summer Olympic Games Torch 1980.
The representative of "Ingosstrakh" about who will be the torchbearer for the Olympic Games in Sochi, "Applications for participation in the Relay received much more at our headquarters, we carefully considered all, selected the best and sent them to the Organizing Committee of the Games, which will take a final decision on the participation of candidates In the relay. Names torchbearers will be announced July 7, 2013. chief criterion for selection — the person must be over 14 years old to have Russian citizenship or other nationality but reside legally on the territory of Russia. Tackling held in 83 regions of the Russian Federation ", — said the Falcons.
According to him, those who applied to participate in the Torch Relay — intellectuals, engineers, combat veterans.
"At the time of selection, we met with the courageous and dignified people. All the candidates are very different stories and destinies. Many of them have overcome themselves, difficulties, severe illness. Example, there is one candidate — the father of four children, twice winner of the title of a model father. He created one of the best children’s film studios Russia, his films have won 339 awards at various levels. Another candidate for a lot of youth in sports — judo, sambo, boxing, but in 17 years, died in a motorcycle and became disabled. But he managed to overcome myself, graduated from the Institute of Physical Culture , founded a sports club and now works as a trainer in boxing, "- said Sokolov.
In turn, the Director of the Foundation "Gift of Life" Catherine Chistyakov told reporters that since the fund was created by a team of nine people whose applications are also included in the list selected by the Organizing Committee for the consideration of the Olympics.
"Our nine people — children, who overcame a terrible disease, cancer. And very important for them to take part in the relay. It will be for them abroad, the symbol of the fact that the disease is in the past. Indeed, some of them just dream about Relay helped defeat the disease "- said Chistyakov.
Olympic Torch Relay route will start from Moscow October 7, 2013. 14,000 torchbearers for 123 days will carry the Olympic flame across Russia. In the history of the Olympic Winter Games Torch Relay "Sochi-2014" will be the longest. It will be the longest among all the national races, held on the territory of the host country’s games. Will carry the Olympic torch through the 2900 settlements of 83 regions of Russia. According to the calculations of the organizers, in the area of accessibility hour Torch Relay route will be 90% of the population. Thus, some 130 million Russians will be able to become the direct spectators and participants of the Relay. In total, the fire will overcome more than 65,000 miles by car, train, plane, and even the Russian troika on a reindeer sleigh.