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SOCHI, February 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Legendary sports celebrities of the 20th century, figure skater Irina Rodnina and ice hockey goalkeeper Vladislav Tretyak have lit the Olympic Flame that XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
The lighting, which was staged in the form of a fiery pathway dashing from the a special torch installed on the ground up to the Olympic Cauldron, was preceded by a mini-relay race on the Fisht stadium, which brought together the mega-stars of Russian and international sports, Maria Sharapova, Yelena Isinbayeva, Alexander Karelin, and Alina Kabayeva.