Friday, February 7, 2014
Torch watch: Where is Olympic flame today?
By John Dorsey
After passing through the hands of more than 14,000 torchbearers along the way, the Sochi Olympic torch relay ended at Fisht Olympic Stadium Friday night. The flame was brought into the stadium by tennis star Maria Sharapova, but the honor of igniting the Olympic cauldron fell to two Russian Olympic greats. Hockey legend Vladislav Tretiak and figure skater Irina Rodnina -- both three-time gold medalists for the former USSR -- lit the cauldron together, signaling the official start of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russian Olympic heroes Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak light the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.