Olympics: Torch relay

Torch watch: Where is Olympic flame today?

January, 31, 2014
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Testing ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... A test burning of the cauldron for the Olympic flame is seen ahead of the Games at Adler Arena. Sochi officials are making sure everything is in working order.

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Torch watch: Where is Olympic flame today?

January, 30, 2014
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It is always a little warmer when a cauldron and the Olympic torch are lit. Olympic wrestling champion Aslanbek Khushtov, right, and Yuri Kokov, the acting head of Kabardino-Balkaria, light the Olympic flame during a welcoming ceremony of the Olympic torch relay in the city of Nalchik, in southern Russia.


Olympic TorchAP Photo/ Olympictorch2014.com

Torch watch: Where is Olympic flame today?

January, 29, 2014
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The weeks and days before the Olympics are a scramble and everything gets checked, double-checked and triple-checked. The lighting of the cauldron at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi on Wednesday was no different.

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Torch watch: Where is Olympic flame today?

January, 28, 2014
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A leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, runs with an Olympic torch in Grozny, the regional capital of the southern Russian Caucasus province of Chechnya, during the Olympic torch relay. The Sochi torch relay, which started Oct. 7, is the longest in Olympic history. The torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space.

Olympic TorchAP Photo/Musa Sadulayev


Torch watch: Where is Olympic flame today?

January, 22, 2014
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The Olympic torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space. On Wednesday, it made its way to Rostov-on-Don, which is about 600 miles south of Russia.

Folk dancers performed as part of the festivities:

TorchAP Photo

A day earlier, the relay went through Novocherkassk, stopping in front of Ascension Cathedral.

Yevgeny Apostolov and Alexander DomanovAP Photo/Olympictorch2014.com

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