Russian ice dancer Ilia Averbukh poses with a Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch
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New Olympic torch takes shape for Sochi 2014

Preparations in Russia for the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics are entering their final stages - despite some recent calls from gay rights activists for a boycott of the games.

At a factory in Siberia work is well underway constructing Sochi's own version of the iconic Olympic torch, ahead of the longest ever Winter Olympics torch relay which gets underway in October.

Tom Bayly reports.

  • 14 Aug 2013
  • From the section Europe
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