Become a torchbearer Olympic Torch Relay

Organizing Committee "Sochi 2014" together with the Presenting Partner Olympic Torch Relay "Sochi 2014" has launched a massive campaign for the selection of torchbearers — its follow-up will be selected 14,000 candidates who are within 123 days will carry the Olympic torch across the country. 

Participation in the selection of torchbearers will be Presenting Partner Olympic Torch Relay — of Coca-Cola, «Ingosstrakh" and Railways, as well as the administration of all 83 subjects of the Russian Federation and the Organizing Committee "Sochi 2014". A unique chance to become a torchbearer came from citizens and the Kursk region.

The first campaign of its own nomination torchbearers on January 15 launched a company Coca-Cola. In the near future the selection of torchbearers will rest by partner Olympic Torch Relay: February — OAO Russian Railways, and in March — "Ingosstrakh".

The candidates in the Olympic Torch Relay torchbearers "Sochi 2014" The administration also will select the Kursk region. According to the rules of the International Olympic Committee, the subjects of the country, which is held Olympic Torch Relay, have no right to hold an open competition. The working group, formed in our area, approved by the Organizing Committee "Sochi 2014" and present them to the Organizing Committee for final approval. A complete list of torchbearers will be published in early summer 2013. In this case, the Organizing Committee may reject that any nominee or even the entire list if it does not meet the approved criteria.

Choosing torchbearers will be a unique chance to demonstrate not only Russia but the whole world population of nightingales edges that make up our pride and glory.

Common to all participants torchbearers criteria defined by the Organizing Committee "Sochi 2014" according to the accepted principles of the International Olympic Committee:

Age of 14 years (in case the candidate under 18 years old, he must provide parental or guardian consent to participate in the relay)

Effect at the time of filing a Russian passport or any other state

Commitment to healthy sporting lifestyle

Commitment to the Olympic values — friendship, respect, commitment to excellence

Candidates for torchbearers can be people who have earned that right with their work for the public good:

— winners of sports competitions,

— leading coaches, sports veterans,

— Olympic champions,

— people who are actively involved in sports, the adherents of a healthy lifestyle,

— veterans of labor,

— Winner of the "best teacher of physical culture", "best coach", "best sports doctor," etc.,

— People who commit heroic acts and having services to the country and region,

— people who have made a significant contribution to the good of society,

— volunteers

— Patrons are constantly supporting sporting, social and children's organizations,

— Media representatives who have made the greatest contribution to the promotion of physical culture and sports and sporting life of the lighting in the region, country,

— Students educational schools, winners subject Olympiads,

— emergency responders who have distinguished themselves in the performance of their official duties (ambulance, emergency, fire service) and others.

People with disabilities are equally able to become a torchbearer Olympic Torch Relay — for this there are no specific physical, occupational and age restrictions and requirements.

By selecting a torchbearers will not be allowed persons who are prohibited from taking part in the Olympic Games, as well as persons found guilty of doping.

The selection of torchbearers will be fully completed in the early summer of 2013 — almost five months before the start of Olympic torch relay, which begins Oct. 7, 2013.

Olympic Torch Relay "Sochi 2014" will be held for 123 days across all regions of Russia. In total, the Olympic flame will overcome more than 65,000 kilometers, including cars, trains, planes and even on the Russian troika and deer. It is estimated that in the zone hour availability of the Relay route will be about 90% of the population, so that some 130 million Russians will be able to become the direct audience Relay. On average, each torchbearer will run up to 300 meters, carrying the Olympic torch. Design Torch "Sochi 2014" was presented in Moscow on 14 January this year. It was developed by the Russian team of renowned designers and engineers. The torch weighs about 1.8 kg and a length of 95 cm is made in the traditional Russian sport red with the base of the light silver "metallic".

All the details about the selection rules of Olympic Torch Relay torchbearers "Sochi 2014", as well as news about the preparations for the Olympic Torch Relay will be available on the new website dedicated to her,which was launched on January 15 this year. Also on site is the Relay for links to portals by partner and other organizers of the selection of candidates for torchbearers, which will be available to the candidate application form.

President of the Organizing Committee "Sochi 2014" Dmitry Chernyshenko said:

"I have no doubt that the Olympic Torch Relay torchbearers" Sochi 2014 "will be only the most worthy candidates, because they have a very important mission — in the course of a long way, passing the torch from hand to hand, to unite the whole country. Together with our torchbearers Olympic flame will visit not only in big cities but also in remote towns and villages of Russia. It was the first torchbearers will ask that the Olympic Drive, which will be dominated by the first in the history of our country's 2014 Winter Games in Sochi in 2014. "

The president of Coca-Cola in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Zoran Vucinic said:

"We are proud that we are the Presenting Partner of Sochi Olympic Torch Relay 2014 — the longest relay race in the history of the Olympic movement. We are happy to demonstrate the Olympic torch in Russian cities as part of a special exhibition and is proud to announce that, starting from January 15, every Russian citizen over 14 years old can take part in the nomination campaign for choosing torchbearers Olympic Torch Relay "Sochi 2014" from Coca-Cola. We are confident that our years of experience working with the Olympic Movement will help make the Olympic Torch Relay "Sochi 2014" the most vivid and memorable in history. "

Deputy General Director of "Ingosstrakh" Alexei Sokolov said:

"For the period of the Olympic Torch Relay will be the fire of a welcome guest at every point of our country. And "Ingosstrakh" to put all their extensive regional network to provide him with a truly warm and friendly welcome. Millions of people will be able to take part in the festivities, which will hold our company in different cities of Russia. In the near future will be launched all-Russian campaign "Ingosstrakh" for the selection of torchbearers. I am confident that the torch with the Olympic flame, which will be passed through the entire country will be able to join the Russians in an effort to join the upcoming games and the values of the Olympic movement. This will distract from everyday life, all of us will do more good, honest and attentive to each other, will provide an opportunity to rediscover the beauty of our country and to share this treasure with the world. "

President of JSC "Russian Railways" Vladimir Yakunin said:

"The Winter Olympic Games are getting closer and very soon in Sochi will be launched sports. For" Russian railways "Preparation for this event began long ago, it was the railways were chosen foundation created by the regional transport infrastructure of Sochi.

Individual pride for the "Russian Railways" will participate in the Olympic Torch Relay is a unique opportunity for many Russians write their names in the history of the Olympic movement. As the Torch Relay Presenting Partner, we can nominate for the role of torch bearers not only outstanding railway, this honor will be awarded to many Russians in almost all regions of the country, which shows the "Russian Railways".

Information about the Presenting Partner Olympic Torch Relay "Sochi 2014"

Coca-Cola Company

The company Coca-Cola, the world's largest manufacturer of soft drinks, offers consumers more than 500 brands of carbonated and non-carbonated beverages. Along with the brand Coca-Cola, which is recognized as the most expensive in the world, the company's portfolio includes 15 other brands that cost more than a billion dollars.

With the largest in the world distributional system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy a drink Coca-Cola. Every day in the world sells more than 1.8 billion servings of drinks company.

Coca-Cola in Russia — one of the largest investors in the Russian economy. At present, investments of Coca-Cola in Russia exceeded $ 3 billion. Drinks with the registered trademarks of Coca-Cola produced in 16 modern plants located in the territory of Russia from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok (including plants of companies "Multon" and "Nidan").

Coca-Cola Russia, uniting the company Coca-Cola bottler and partner Coca-Cola Hellenic, provides jobs for more than 15,000 highly skilled workers.

For over 100 years the involvement of Coca-Cola Company in sporting events around the world is an integral part of the policy of the Company and an important part of business.

Since 1928, Coca-Cola Company is the permanent partner of the International Olympic Movement.

Coca-Cola Company is the ninth time by partner Olympic Torch Relay. First Company "Coca-Cola" took part in organizing the Olympic Torch Relay 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

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"Ingosstrakh" works in the domestic and international markets since 1947. For 65 years "Ingosstrakh" from a small unit into a large company, a universal insurer federal level and has become a leader in various kinds of insurance. The company's divisions are now represented throughout the country, offices operating in 310 settlements of the Russian Federation. Subsidiaries "Ingosstrakh" that are part of the International Group "Ingo", operating in the CIS and far abroad. Representation of the insurer shall carry out their activities in the territory of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, India and China. Today, customers of the insurance company — it's more than 12 million individuals and more than 400,000 commercial and government enterprises. High business reputation "Ingosstrakh" confirmed by the international rating agency Standard &Poor's and Russian agency "Expert RA".

The history of interaction "Ingosstrakh" and the sports movement has more than three decades. For "Ingosstrakh" Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 — the second Olympics in our country, which is supported by the company. 32 years ago "Ingosstrakh" general insurer acted Olympics-80 in Moscow, providing insurance protection as in preparation for the games and during the competition. "Ingosstrakh" was actively involved in the insurance Olympic facilities, which were built for the Olympics 80. Then, under the protection of "Ingosstrakh" and was the Olympic flame: the company insured the torchlight procession of athletes. Polis has acted throughout the relay, which took place on the territory of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and the former Soviet republics.

More than 30 years later, after the Olympics — 80 "Ingosstrakh" newly awarded this high honor. Since October 2010, the Organization is a partner — the official insurer of the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. Thus, the insurer is the second time in its 65-year history, will support one of the most important events in the world of sports — the first in the history of the modern Olympic Games Russia, whose mission — to unite our country, to show the beauty and diversity of the Russian world. JSC "Russian Railways"
JSC "Russian Railways" is one of the largest transportation companies in the world, has a railway network, making more than 85,000 km. Each year, the company transports more than a billion passengers and 1.2 billion tons of cargo.

In February 2010, JSC "Russian Railways" was the general partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2014.

The company is implementing a number of important projects for the construction of new railways, railway stations and other infrastructure in the area of the Games in 2014, to ensure the necessary transportation of construction materials and equipment in preparation for the Olympics, and during it — delivering the participants and guests to the places competition.

All projects of JSC "Russian Railways" are unique building projects, examples of solutions of complex problems: they are created to meet the requirements of "barrier-free" for use by people with disabilities, using modern technology and the use of "green standards" of the construction.

Infrastructural facilities of OJSC "Railways"Form the major part of the legacy of the Games in Sochi in 2014, new railway lines and stations will significantly improve the comfort of travel, will increase the volume of passenger and freight trains in the region.

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