Symbol of Olympic games reached Russia
For the fist time in the history, the Olympic flame reached at North Pole. The organizers of Sochi Winter Games claimed that the Olympic flame was supposed to arrive at the historic location. The flame was travelled to the North Pole and reached with the help of a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker.
The icebreaker has been set out from Arctic port of Murmansk and made the journey in about 91 hours. This journey is the quickest and record-breaking trip ever. Russian Polar explorer Artur Chilingarov, who led the mission, lit a special bowl at the North Pole sign. At the North Pole sign, total 11 torchbearers from all around the world ignited a special bowl as a part of the ceremony.
Sochi organizing committee also claimed that the Olympic torch relay travels nearly 40,000 miles in everything from a reindeer sleigh to a plane. The flame, safely enclosed inside a lantern, will travel more than any other in Olympic history.