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Sochi Olympics Trivia You Can Show Off

By Marisa Lascala - 2014-02-07T17:03:57Z

Photograph by Corbis

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It's Not Just a Worldwide Event Anymore

The Olympics is now an out-of-this-world occurrence, too. For the first time, the Olympic torch has traveled out of the Earth's orbit, onto the International Space Station, and into the vacuum of space. (Unlit, of course).

Though the torch has been to the space station before, this time Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky took the torch on its first spacewalk. Representatives from three different countries—Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia, Luca Parmitano of Italy, and Karen Nyberg of the United States—brought the torch back down to Earth, and it'll be used to light the Olympic torch in Sochi. This is part of the Winter Olympics' longest torch relay, which saw icebreaking ships bring the torch all the way to the North Pole.

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