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Open an offshore XXI Olympic Games in Vancouver, was marred by tragedy.
During the training sessions was killed Georgian sanochnik Nodar Kumaritashvili.
lasted three hours opening ceremony of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, where the role of bearer of Russia's national team hockey player Alexei Morozov made.
first time in the history of the Games the Olympic flame was ignited in a closed room, and did it by four people, including the legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky.
lighting of fire was the culmination of not only the opening ceremony, but the longest in the history of games torch relay. Its route was 45 thousand kilometers, which overcame 12 thousand torch-bearers for 106 days. In the latter stages of the torch relay carrying the governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and President of the Organizing Committee London 2012 Sebastian Coe.
open an offshore Olympics was marred by tragedy - on a morning training session in Ustlire Georgian sanochnik Nodar Kumaritashvili at high speed left the road and crashed into a concrete fence.
save the lives of 21-year-old athlete failed. At an emergency press conference, IOC President Jacques Rogge expressed condolences to relatives and kin of the deceased athletes. Georgian team decided to stay in Canada.
Today, on the first day of competition will be raffled 6 sets of awards and Russia's athletes have already entered the fight for medals.
In Uistlire biatlonistok race will be held on 7,5 km and will start his campaign for gold sanochnik Albert Demchenko. There will be the first two finals. Of the four in Russia on, launched a sprint, the most experienced is Sibiryachka Olga Medvedtseva - for it is the third game.
Because of the night rain and mist hung in Uistlire canceled Sunday's final starts at supercombination a skier. Problems XXI Olympic organizers are not over yet.