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The flame is lit and fireworks at Fisht Stadium in Sochi mark the start of 22 Winter Olympic Games. Irina Rodnina, Vladislav Tretiak, Aleksandr Karelin, Maria Sharapova, Alina Kabaeva were among those who walked with Olympic torch on Fisht Stadium during the Opening ceremony of Sochi Winter Olympic games.
On various sport venues, athletes will compete in the next two weeks for Olympic medals. One of the venues for competitions is Laura biathlon center.
Russian President Vladimir Putin opens officially Winter Olympic games in Sochi. The Opening ceremony turns into the beautiful choreography of the Swan Lake ballet and the ceremony to rise the Olympic flag. Valentina Tereshkova, a first woman in space was among the delegation that entered Fisht Stadium with the Olympic flag.
Sochi 2014 Olympics President Dmitry Chernyshenko says the “games in Sochi are Russia’s chance to show the whole world everything that is best in Russia.” Magnificent and breath taking scenes come in media from an Opening ceremony of Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. Previews of best moments via Social Media accounts of media in the USA. The Atlantic In Focus Twitter account shared 15 photos of the Opening Ceremony.
Wall Street Journal Sports Twitter account posted links with video moments of the Opening Ceremony and make constant live updates.
The USA Today Sports Twitter account tweeted on the malfunction in the Opening Ceremony with snowflakes that gradually turned into Olympic circles – symbol of Continents.
During the Opening Ceremony in Russia a plane was landed in Istanbul, after a Pegasus Airlines plane passenger “said that there was a bomb on board” and wanted to divert the plain in Sochi, Russia, officials with Turkey’s Transportation Ministry confirmed, reports ABC.
Winter Olympic games in Sochi starts on February 7, 2014. Olympic torch travels to reach the final destination to the Fisht Stadium to mark Opening Ceremony of the Games. During the travel, Olympic Torch passed through different places to reach the popular touristic resort Sochi.
Public Broadcaster Macedonian Radio Television will cover competitions during the Winter Olympic games in Sochi. Click on the link for more information on TV schedule: Winter Olympic Games Sochi 2014 on Dipity.