Sochi Olympic flame 索契冬奧會聖火已點燃

更新時間 2013年 10月 3日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間13:50
Olympic flame

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will take place between 7th to 23rd February 2014

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索契冬季奧運會聖火已被點燃。最高女祭司用反射的陽光點燃了聖火。此次火炬傳遞路線是冬奧會歷史上最長的,總距離約6.5萬公里,火炬還將首次被送入國際空間站進行展示。請聽 Jonathan Josephs 發來的報道:

Dressed in cream-coloured, shoulderless, pleated dresses, 21 high priestesses perform an elaborate dance routine. The actresses were surrounded by the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia - the site of the ancient Olympics.

As they moved in carefully choreographed routines, the torch for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was lit.

Tall construction cranes still hang over Sochi's Olympic stadium. There are concerns over whether the venues will be ready for February. Despite recent backing from a leading IOC official, locals are split.

By the time the Olympic flame arrives at Sochi's opening ceremony, it will have taken its first ever trip to space and visited nearly 3,000 different places in Russia. But questions remain as to whether it can truly inspire equality for all.

Quiz 聽力測驗

1. True or false? The 2014 Winter Olympic flame was lit at the Temple of Hera.

True.

2. True or false? The Olympic Stadium in Sochi is ready for the Games.

False. Tall construction cranes are still hanging over Sochi's Olympic stadium.

3. What did the priestesses wear?

They wore cream-coloured, shoulderless, pleated dresses.

4. Where will the flame's first ever visit be?

Space.

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