Icebreaker ship will transport Olympic flame to North Pole (photo)
The Sochi Olympic torch relay will be the longest in Winter Olympic history, traveling 40,000 miles on land and by sea, including into space and even to the North Pole.
Just how will the flame reach the northernmost point on Earth?
Sochi 2014 tweeted out a photo of the means of transportation -- an icebreaker ship named “50 Let Pobedy” -- on Thursday.
The ship, translated to “50 Years of Victory,” will take the torch from Murmansk, Russia, to the North Pole and back in October. That’s more than 3,000 miles.
Murmansk news outlet Barentsnova has more details: