3 декабря 2013 г.

 Dear friends,

I hope we all enjoyed a great day in opur city when the Olympic Flame made its way through the whole city.Here is an episode to read about the event, and a video to watch the moment when  the Olympic torch was lit for Russia in Greece 

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay in Kemerovo
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay continued its procession through the Kemerovo district. On November 30 252 torchbearers through the city of Kemerovo carried the Olympic flame. The route along city streets stretched across 40 km.
The region's dignitaries greeted the Sochi 2014 Torch Relay team at the Kemerovo train station. Nikolay Valuev, a professional boxer in the super heavyweight class was the first torchbearer of the day. He wished our team to handle the excitement and win as many medals as possible: "When all 14,000 torchbearers have run with the Olympic flame, the matter will go to the athletes - a great deal will depend on them. Performing at home is always twice as difficult because the home stands add confidence, but at the same time they can add psychological pressure. We support all of our Olympic athletes in advance - after all, a great deal lies before them!"
The day spent in the capital of the Kemerovo district was marked by a new achievement. Maxim Baklanov became the fastest torchbearer, covering his distance at a speed of 26 km/hr.

The Flame of the Olympic Games in Sochi illuminated significant sites of the capital of Kuzbass for which the region is famous: the museum preserve "Krasnaya Gorka", the "Shakhter" ("Miner") stadium, the "Kuzbass" sports center, and the monument dedicated to the miners of Kuznetsk Bassin with a "glowing" heart, symbolizing the courageous labor of the coal industry workers. The Olympic flame was also carried through the streets of the new residential area "Lesnaya Polyana", one of the youngest European-style satellite cities, our city of the future.