Vladimir Pozner and Yury Bashmet participated in the Olympic Torch Relay

  • 07.02.2014 14:58
  • Events of Relay

Sochi, February 7/Correspondent of ITAR-TASS Tatiana Polinyuk/. The Olympic torch relay longest in the history entered the homestretch. The final stage of the multi-kilometer travelling of the symbol through the regions of Russia was held in the capital of the Winter Games in 2014.

The final stage of the relay was began by tennis player and Sochi resident Elena Vesnina. Then the race of the torchbearers was joined by the representatives of the organizing committee «Sochi 2014» and partner organizers of the Games. One of the parts was ran with the torch by a musician, Ambassador of «Sochi 2014» Yury Bashmet. For him overcoming of designated 200 m was almost a heroic act: the violist recently broke his right hand and carried the torch in the left one. "It was not easy, but the pleasure was incredible", - maestro shared his impressions from the participation in the relay.