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Russia: Space crew hand over Olympic torch in Star City

Russian Federation, Star City
December 13, 2013 at 13:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Space crew hand over Olympic torch in Star City

Returning from its first ever venture into outer space, the Olympic torch was officially handed over to a member of the Sochi Winter Olympics team, Svetlana Zhurova, in Star City on Friday.

The torch was taken to the International Space Station in November and was flown into space by members of the ISS-38 crew. Before the torch was handed over to the ISS-37 crew, Expedition 37 commander confirmed the authenticity of the trip, saying: "I would like to say that we are very proud to have participated in this project and that there was no faking on ISS."

The Olympic torch will be the focal point during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 7, 2014, when it will ignite fire to ignite the Olympic bowl.

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Russia: Space crew hand over Olympic torch in Star City

Returning from its first ever venture into outer space, the Olympic torch was officially handed over to a member of the Sochi Winter Olympics team, Svetlana Zhurova, in Star City on Friday.

The torch was taken to the International Space Station in November and was flown into space by members of the ISS-38 crew. Before the torch was handed over to the ISS-37 crew, Expedition 37 commander confirmed the authenticity of the trip, saying: "I would like to say that we are very proud to have participated in this project and that there was no faking on ISS."

The Olympic torch will be the focal point during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 7, 2014, when it will ignite fire to ignite the Olympic bowl.

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