Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak lit the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Games in Sochi

  • 07.02.2014 23:38
  • Events of Relay

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi was attended by other famous Russian athletes. 
Tennis player Maria Sharapova ran with the Olympic flame into the stadium where she passed the relay to athlete Yelena Isinbayeva. From her the torch passed to the wrestler Alexander Karelin and then to the gymnast Alina Kabaeva. The relay was completed by skater Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak.

The names of all those who participated in the final stage of the Olympic Torch Relay, until recently were kept secret.

Earlier, the Russian team completed the parade of the participants in the Olympic Games. In total 88 national teams participated in the parade. The Russian delegation was the most numerous: it was composed of 250 people, 190 of them were the athletes.