Olympics

Gifts from space: Sochi winners will receive extra meteorite-studded medals

Gifts from space: Sochi winners will receive extra meteorite-studded medals

Some Olympic winners who will win their gold medals on February 15 will receive medals embedded with tiny fragments of last year’s Chelyabinsk meteorite. The date hasn’t been randomly chosen – February 15, 2014 will mark the one-year anniversary of the meteorite strike that caused much damage in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in the […]

Sochi 2014 Flame lit in Olympia kicking off record-breaking torch relay

Sochi 2014 Flame lit in Olympia kicking off record-breaking torch relay

Kindled by the sun’s rays, the Olympic torch was lit on Sunday in the ancient Greek city of Olympia. In a ceremony filled with mystery and tradition, the torch began its 65,000-kilometer journey to the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. The ceremony included a theatrical performance in the ancient Temple of Hera […]