Facts

The cauldron of the Olympic flame at the stadium "Fischt" in Sochi was lit by the same torch that was in the open space.
The torch of the relay "Sochi 2014" visited the ISS, was in open space, at the bottom of the Lake Baikal that is deepest in the world, on the highest point of Europe - the top of Mount Elbrus, at the crest of the dam of Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, in a Buddhist monastery complex Ivolginski datsan, on the top of Avachinskii volcano in the Kamchatka region and on the North Pole.
The oldest participant of the Olympic Torch Relay in Sochi became 101-year-old Alexander Kaptarenko. Before his running he trained to carry the torch with the help of frozen fish.
The Relay "Sochi 2014" involved a variety of alternative types of transport: russian troyka, deer and a dog sled, camel, hot air balloon, carriage, Sly-jet, amphibian boat, kayak, bark, icebreaker, bicycle, motorcycle, jet ski, wakeboard, ATV, bicycle skis, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, off-road vehicle, and even the combine harvester.
During the railway stage the relay "Sochi 2014" overcame the distance of 32,381 km, of which directly by train - 17 400 km. About 32 million sleepers were on the path of the fire.
The 123-day Olympic Torch Relay "Sochi 2014" during 24 hours overcame in average 534 kilometers of the route. The longest non-stop stage of the relay was from Norilsk to Yakutsk. There the fire overcame 2055 km in the plane.
The Olympic Torch Relay "Sochi 2014" is the most ambitious in the history of the Olympic Winter Games: it is 1.5 times as long as the Earth's equator, the Olympic flame "Sochi 2014" could make a trip from Moscow to London 26 times, or from Moscow to Vancouver - 8 times. The relay lasted for 123 days, and its length was more than 65 000 km.

In Grenoble-1968, the flame burned in more than one Cauldron. The Cauldron for the Opening Ceremony was intended to be temporary. The Flame was to be burned in it only for a limited period of time after the Ceremony concluded. For the Closing Ceremony wrestler Daniel Robin lit a Cauldron in the covered arena but the Flame was extinguished a short time later as the Games came to an end.

In 1956 two Olympic flames were lit at different times in Olympia and there were two separate Torch relays. The reason was due to the fact that although the Games were taking place in Melbourne, Australia had strict quarantine laws at that time with regard to bringing animals into the country. Thus, the equestrian events had to be hosted elsewhere and Stockholm took on this role.

The first torchbearer for the UK leg of the Torch relay for the 2012 Games of the Olympiad was the yachtsman Ben Ainslie. Two and a half months later, Ainsley, now as a participant in London, became the first sailor in Olympic history to win medals in five consecutive Games editions

Before the Games-2000, the route was planned to showcase the culture of Australia and Oceania. Before arriving in Australia, torch relay visited 12 countries in Oceania. In Australia, the Relay started in Uluru – a sacred Australian Aboriginal site. The first torchbearer for the Australia was Nova Peris-Kneebone, Olympic champion and a representative of the local indigenous population

The idea to set up a cauldron at an Olympic stadium was brought to life by Dutch architect, Jan Wils. For the Games in Amsterdam-28 he designed the Stadium and the Marathon tower, placed outside the stadium and topped with a cauldron. "I wanted for the entire city to see that the Olympics are taking place. Day or night, everyone should know that the Olympics are in Amsterdam," said Wils

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