From the Wikipedia article “2014 Winter Olympics”

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Torch relay

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Open Cloze

Torch relay

The torch relay lasted 123 days and measured over 64,000 kilometres (40,000 mi) in length, excluding Earth ______ in space. A total of 14,000 torch carriers took part in the relay. The Olympic _____ was taken to the Caucasus’ tallest peak — _____ Elbrus, lowered to the bottom of Lake ______, and visited the North ____ and the International Space Station. [47]

On 29 September 2013, the Olympic torch was lit in Ancient Olympia, beginning a seven-day journey across ______ and on to Russia, then the torch relay _______ at Moscow on 7 October 2013 before passing 83 _______ cities and arriving at Sochi on the day of the opening ________, 7 February 2014. [62] It is the longest torch relay in Olympic history, a 40,000-mile route that passes through all regions of the country, from Kaliningrad in the west to Chukotka in the east.

The Olympic torch reached the North Pole for first time via a nuclear-powered icebreaker (50 Let ______). The torch was also passed for the first time in space; the flame was carried on ______ Soyuz TMA-11M to the International Space Station (ISS), and the spacecraft itself was adorned with Olympic-themed livery, including the Games’ emblem. Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey _________ ______ the _____ at the outlet of the ___. The torch ________ to Earth five days later on board Soyuz TMA-09M. [63] [64] The torch also reached the Europe’s highest mountain Mount ______, and even the depths of Siberia’s Lake Baikal. [65]

Solution

  1. ceremony
  2. flight
  3. returned
  4. elbrus
  5. iss
  6. mount
  7. torch
  8. orbits
  9. started
  10. pole
  11. ryazansky
  12. flame
  13. passed
  14. greece
  15. russian
  16. pobedy
  17. baikal

Original Text

Torch relay

The torch relay lasted 123 days and measured over 64,000 kilometres (40,000 mi) in length, excluding Earth orbits in space. A total of 14,000 torch carriers took part in the relay. The Olympic flame was taken to the Caucasus’ tallest peak — Mount Elbrus, lowered to the bottom of Lake Baikal, and visited the North Pole and the International Space Station. [47]

On 29 September 2013, the Olympic torch was lit in Ancient Olympia, beginning a seven-day journey across Greece and on to Russia, then the torch relay started at Moscow on 7 October 2013 before passing 83 Russian cities and arriving at Sochi on the day of the opening ceremony, 7 February 2014. [62] It is the longest torch relay in Olympic history, a 40,000-mile route that passes through all regions of the country, from Kaliningrad in the west to Chukotka in the east.

The Olympic torch reached the North Pole for first time via a nuclear-powered icebreaker (50 Let Pobedy). The torch was also passed for the first time in space; the flame was carried on flight Soyuz TMA-11M to the International Space Station (ISS), and the spacecraft itself was adorned with Olympic-themed livery, including the Games’ emblem. Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky passed the torch at the outlet of the ISS. The torch returned to Earth five days later on board Soyuz TMA-09M. [63] [64] The torch also reached the Europe’s highest mountain Mount Elbrus, and even the depths of Siberia’s Lake Baikal. [65]

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Important Words

  1. adorned
  2. ancient
  3. arriving
  4. baikal
  5. beginning
  6. board
  7. bottom
  8. carried
  9. carriers
  10. ceremony
  11. chukotka
  12. cities
  13. cosmonauts
  14. country
  15. day
  16. days
  17. depths
  18. earth
  19. east
  20. elbrus
  21. emblem
  22. excluding
  23. february
  24. flame
  25. flight
  26. greece
  27. highest
  28. history
  29. icebreaker
  30. including
  31. international
  32. iss
  33. journey
  34. kaliningrad
  35. kilometres
  36. kotov
  37. lake
  38. lasted
  39. length
  40. lit
  41. livery
  42. longest
  43. lowered
  44. measured
  45. mi
  46. moscow
  47. mount
  48. mountain
  49. north
  50. october
  51. oleg
  52. olympia
  53. olympic
  54. opening
  55. orbits
  56. outlet
  57. part
  58. passed
  59. passes
  60. passing
  61. peak
  62. pobedy
  63. pole
  64. reached
  65. regions
  66. relay
  67. returned
  68. route
  69. russia
  70. russian
  71. ryazansky
  72. september
  73. sergey
  74. sochi
  75. soyuz
  76. space
  77. spacecraft
  78. started
  79. station
  80. tallest
  81. time
  82. torch
  83. total
  84. visited
  85. west
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