This really is like setting unmatched standards. The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held at Sochi, in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. This is the first time that the Russian Federation will host the mega event. To mark the importance of thier games, the Russians have decided to take the Olympic torch where it has never been: outer space.
"We are proud now to have the opportunity to be the first nation to send the Olympic torch into space," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov told the International Olympic Committee. The torch relay will cover over 28000 km, across 9 different time zones, supported by 14000 runners.