Celebration Cauldron of Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay unveiled
Sochi: The Celebration Cauldron of Torch Relay for Sochi Winter Olympics was unveiled last week. The Olympic Torch Relay will begin its journey from Moscow on October 7, 2013. It will cover a total of over 65,000 kilometers, by car, train, plane and even on a Russian troika pulled by reindeer.
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay will be the longest in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. The Sochi 2014 Relay will also be the longest of all the national Relays that have been held solely within the territory of the country hosting the Games. During the Olympic Torch Relay, 14,000 torchbearers will carry the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch through 2900 towns and cities in all 83 Federal Regions of our country. The Relay will conclude with the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi on February 7, 2014.
The lighting of the Celebration Cauldron will be the culmination of each day’s festivities across Russia during the Relay. The Celebration Cauldrons are set to be produced and will be installed in all of the cities hosting end of day celebrations along the route of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay.
The concept behind the Cauldron echoes that of the Olympic Torch, and was designed in an identical style. The color of the Cauldron is bright red and silver: cold ‘ice’ sparkles in the sunlight and is topped off with a warm, dark scarlet ‘flame’.
The Celebration Cauldron for Sochi 2014 was developed by a team of famous Russian designers and engineers. The details of the cauldron are covered in ultra-glossy dyes featuring deep red color. The basic color is light-silver “chrome”, and the finish – low-dispersion matte.
Each cauldron is 130 cm tall, 60 cm wide and the base is 110 cm wide. The cauldron and its component parts have been put through numerous tests, and have been tested in the harshest of conditions.
The President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said:
“The Celebration Cauldron of the Olympic Torch Relay is one of the main features of the Relay. Each region will have an opportunity to keep the Cauldron. The Cauldron will form a part of Games Legacy and will remind the people of each region of this historic event – the longest Torch Relay in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.”