La flamme des Jeux olympiques de Sotchi a été allumée lors d'une cérémonie sur le site historique d'Olympie, en Grèce.

C'est le joueur de hockey Alexander Ovechkin qui sera le premier Russe à porter la flamme lors du grand relais olympique.

La flamme arrivera à Sotchi le 7 octobre, d'où elle entamera un parcours de 65 000 kilomètres qui la mènera aux quatre coins de la Russie.

Quelque 14 000 porteurs se relaieront pendant les 123 jours du relais.

Pour la première fois de l'histoire, le flambeau olympique passera quelques jours dans l'espace. Il devrait décoller à bord d'une capsule Soyouz, le 7 novembre, pour effectuer un court séjour à bord de la Station spatiale internationale.

Plus de détails suivront.

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  • Sochi 2014 - One Year To Go

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 07: Ice skaters perform during the 'Sochi 2014 - One Year To Go' ceremony at Bolshoi Ice Dome on February 7, 2013 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

  • Sochi 2014 - One Year To Go

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 07: Acrobats perform during the 'Sochi 2014 - One Year To Go' ceremony at Bolshoi Ice Dome on February 7, 2013 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

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    People watch the fireworks exploding over the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, on February 7, 2013, to celebrate the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Participants of a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening perform at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People watch the fireworks exploding over the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, on February 7, 2013, to celebrate the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sochi 2014 - One Year To Go

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 07: Ice skaters perform during the 'Sochi 2014 - One Year To Go' ceremony at Bolshoi Ice Dome on February 7, 2013 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

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    Russia's President Vladimir Putin (front L) and IOC President Jacques Rogge (front R) take part in a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and IOC President Jacques Rogge shake hands as they take part in a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A participant of a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening performs at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Head of the International Olympic Committee's coordination commission Jean-Claude Killy (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin take part in a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Chernyshenko, Dmitry Kozak

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, tours Olympic venues in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. At right is Head of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko, second left is Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who oversees Sochi preparations. The Games will take place in a coastal cluster where indoors sports such as ice-hockey will be held and in a mountain complex where athletes will compete for medals in skiing and other outdoors disciplines. (AP Photo/Natalia Kolesnikova, Pool)

  • Artists perform during a ceremony to mark one year to the start of 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Russia on Thursday marked the one-year countdown to the Sochi Games, which are considered a matter of national pride and a priority for President Putin. The countdown celebrations culminated later Thursday in a star-studded ice show at one of the Olympic arenas, attended by Putin and IOC President Jacques Rogge. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • The shadow of a performer is cast on a board as spectators watch a ceremony to mark the one year to the start of 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Russia on Thursday marked the one-year countdown to the Sochi Games, which are considered a matter of national pride and a priority for President Putin. The countdown celebrations culminated later Thursday in a star-studded ice show at one of the Olympic arenas, attended by Putin and IOC President Jacques Rogge. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • Employees of Liberty Mutual Insurance's Boston Headquarters, alongside Olympians past and present, took part in festivities, celebrating One Year Out from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Boston. (Photo by Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Invision for Liberty Mutual Insurance/AP Images)

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    People watch the fireworks exploding over the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, on February 7, 2013, to celebrate the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo Ahmed Bilalov speaks with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. A year before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics begin, President Vladimir Putin has demanded that a senior member of the Russian Olympic Committee be fired. Putin's decision came after he scolded officials over a two-year delay and huge cost overruns in the construction of ski jump facilities for the Sochi Games. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

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    A participant of a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening performs at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Participants of a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening perform at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Participants of a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening perform at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A participant of a ceremony celebrating the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening performs at the Bolshoi Ice Dome rink in the Black Sea city of Sochi, on February 7, 2013. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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