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“Mythic Firebird to ignite Olympic flame” — January 16, 2013

“Mythic Firebird to ignite Olympic flame”

Not entirely convinced this looks like a Firebird's feather...
Not entirely convinced this looks like a Firebird’s feather…

It turns out that the torch made to light the flame at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in southern Russia will be shaped like the feather of a Firebird. Of course! It may not look that featherish, but apparently it will produce “a previously-unseen massive orange-red flame.”

Quibbles about the actual torch aside, it’s nice to see the Russians in a nod to one of the classic pieces of Russian folklore.