Oct. 6 - The Olympic flame has to be re-lit as Russia kicks off Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the Olympic flame to Russia on Sunday in a spectacular ceremony in the capital's Red Square. The flame, transported from Athens, Greece, by a special Aeroflot plane, was carried in a lantern through Moscow inside of a motorcade led by motorcycles. At Red Square, thousands of spectators, which included sports figures and celebrities, waited in excited anticipation of its arrival, watching a spirited performance by cheerleaders waving pom-poms and dancing in track suits in the colors of the Russian flag. Putin said the 65,000-kilometer torch relay would unite Russia and enliven its residents. The torch had to be re-lit as the second runner came through one of the Kremlin arches, but after a light from a man along the Kremlin path, the runner went on his way.