Olympic flame cup lit on North Pole
The Olympic flame for Sochi 2014 has been lit on the North Pole, the press service for the relay has reported.
The world's largest atomic icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy, which took the flame to the North Pole, reached the North Pole from Murmansk in a record time of 91 hours and 12 minutes.
"To observe the principle of indivisibility of the Olympic flame, which can only be used to light a torch in one place at a time, a decision was made to leave the relay on the North Pole in the late hours of October 19 and early hours of October 20. As soon as the final torch carrier finished running in Yaroslavl, the keepers put the flame into a lamp and Valentin Davydyants, captain of the icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy, the first torch carrier, lit his torch with this.
This stage of the Sochi 2014 relay took place aboard the icebreaker and on the ice.