Monday, June 18, 2018

UrFU hosts finish of Olympic torch relay

On Sunday, Ural Federal University hosted the completion of the Olympic torch relay in Yekaterinburg.

Sverdlovsk Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev, representatives of the organizing committee and Olympic partners attended the fire bowl lighting ceremony. Olga Bragin, a participant in the TV show "The Voice," will sing an anthem along with a child vocal-dance studio.

The university had nine representatives acting as torchbearers during the torch relay in Nizhny Tagil, Yekaterinburg and Kamesnk-Uralsk. Torchbearers included Koksharov, the head of the regional sports ministry; UrFU professor Leonid Rapoport, who is also the chief of the city's physical culture development division; and UrFU professor Lyudmila Fitina.