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Dolphin to be part of Sochi Olympic torch relay


A boy swims with dolphins during a dolphin therapy session at the Nemo Dolphinarium in Kiev September 28, 2013. The aquarium provides a programme for pregnant women, children and people with disabilities to receive therapy by swimming, touching and playing with the dolphins. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS HEALTH)


The Sochi Olympic torch relay will include a dolphin three days before the opening ceremony, according to R-Sport.

Either Mona, Lada or Basya will be the lucky maritime mammal chosen from Sochi’s Sea Star dolphinarium.

The dolphin will not actually touch the torch or be that close to the flame, according to the report.

“An animal trainer is to hold a dolphin’s fin in one hand and the torch in the other before the pair swims across a small pool,” R-Sport reported.

Add this to the other unprecedented feats in the Sochi Olympic torch relay, which began Monday in Moscow.

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