7 February 2013, 09:25

Countdown to Sochi Olympics begins

Countdown to Sochi Olympics begins

Khabarovsk became Russia’s first city to set a countdown clock for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. On Thursday, Olympic countdown timers will be set in Sochi, Moscow and six other Russian cities.

In the evening, President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge will hand official invitations to the Sochi Games to the national Olympic committees of Canada, Brazil, South Korea and Russia at Sochi’s Grand Ice Palace.

The ceremony will be followed by a spectacular ice show telling about key stages of Olympic preparations over the five years since Sochi won its bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympiad.

Voice of Russia, RIA, TASS

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