Sochi Olympic organizers unveiled the torch for the 2014 Winter Games. Mandatory Photo Credit: NBC Sports

2014 Winter Olympics: Sochi Torch Unveiled

The Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games has been unveiled today by Olympic organizers in Moscow, Russia.

It didn’t take long to realize that the Sochi torch is a special one and one of the most modern torches to ever be presented. The futuristic look will add a nice touch to all of the photos taken on the long journey the torch will take leading up to the games. The torch is red and silver, which perfectly fits in with the colors associated with Russia and the Olympics.

The Olympic torch is one of the key symbols of the Games,” Sochi 2014 chief Dmitry Chernyshenko told the press. “In our case, it symbolizes the beauty and diversity of Russia.

“Our torch is really state-of-the-art. It combines such incompatible things like cold metal with fire, which is very symbolic because for the first time in history Winter Games will be held in a subtropical city.”

The Olympic torch relay will begin on October 7 and track a course that spans 65,000 kilometers — or for us Americans who are still behind and not using the metric system, is more than one and a half times the circumference of the Earth.

It will be the longest torch relay in Winter Olympics history.

I can’t get over how incredible the Sochi torch looks. It’s not often that an Olympic torch is unveiled and I find myself saying, “Man, that’s cool,” but the Sochi officials have done a phenomenal job. It’s a shame I can’t con my way in to becoming one of the 14,000 torchbearers.

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