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article imageOlympic flame carried underwater in world's deepest lake

By Mike White     Dec 6, 2013 in Sports
Russia has taken Olympic flame into the world's deepest body of fresh water, scenic Lake Baikal. The action was the latest dramatic action in the torch relay before the Sochi Winter Games.
According to the official website of the Olympics,, the torch relay follows the Olympic the flame all the way from the North Pole to outer space. In the event to the bottom of Lake Baikal, three Torchbearers in full diving gear passed the flame from one to another at 13 meters below the surface.
Nine Torchbearers, were greeted before the event by a theatrical troupe and traditional Cossack dancers. The torchbearers had carried the Olympic torch through Taltsy, before arriving at the town’s pier. The flame was then transferred to a special boat.
Yahoo Sports reported the flame turned into a bright pink flare. The area in Siberia near where the event occurred in Siberia contains 20 percent of the world's fresh water.
NBC Sports reported the torch has previously been carried by a camel, sled dogs and a reindeer. It is expected to also be carried by a dolphin.
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