The Everlasting Flame
Well, the Sochi 2014 Games are coming up! I'm afraid that Winter Olympic Games tend to get forgotten about more often than Summer Olympic Games. I think it partially has to do with the fact that the Games occur in colder months, and aside from ice skating, the events in winter aren't terribly flashy.
One of the most exciting ways to get geared up for the Olympics is the Olympic Torch and its journey across the host country before the Games. I personally saw the original Olympic Flame at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, and I must say- it was pretty cool!
According to CNN, the Sochi Olympic flame is on its way! The Olympic flame is a unique way for citizens of the host country to see a piece of the Olympics, especially since most may not get the chance to see any other part. It is also a great honor to carry the flame, and many have interesting stories of how they became part of the Olympics.
The flame is always lit in Greece, and then travels throughout the host country. This particular flame is going to travel a long ways- Russia is rather large, after all! This flame will travel 65,000 kilometers, go underwater in Lake Baital, go to the top of Mount Eblrus, and will even go to the International Space Station!
If you are interested in learning more about the Sochi Torch Relay, click here!