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SBD Global/January 15, 2013/Olympics
Sochi 2014 Winter Games Torch Unveiled, Route Could Include Trip To Outer Space
Published January 15, 2013
OUT OF THIS WORLD: XINHUA reported the torch "may visit outer space during the relay." The Sochi Olympics ambassador Ilya Averbukh said that the move is "intended to symbolize Russia as a technologically advanced country." Averbukh said, "There is an aspiration upward, to the victory. It will be a real feast" (XINHUA, 1/14). The organizing committee also unveiled the official uniform for the Paralympic torch bearers who will take part in the Sochi 2014 relays. The uniform was designed by BOSCO, the general partner of the 2014 Games (Sochi 2014).