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    Flame lit for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    The Winter Olympics flame for Sochi 2014 was lit in Greece's Temple of Hera, in ancient Olympia on Sunday.

    An actress playing the high priestess, lit the torch as the sun's rays bounced off a concave mirror at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics,
    a ritual first established at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

    It marks the start of the longest torch relay for any Winter Games so far.