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18 torch bearers will carry Deaflympic fire along the streets of Khanty-Mansiysk

The final list of torch bearers of Winter Deaflympics that will have the honor to carry fire along the streets of Khanty-Mansiysk was approved.

The final list includes 18 people. Among them are famous athletes, coaches, actors, volunteers that will be involved in organizing the Games.

A silver medalist of Deaflympics in track-and-field events Maxim Bgan, a four-time champion of Paralympic Games Alexey Ashapatov, a world champion in deaf hockey Mikhail Kondratiev, an actor of the theater of mimics and gestures Alexey Lemeshev…. This is not a full list of all the participants that will come to the capital of Deaflympics 2015 from Belgorod region, Novosibirsk, Moscow, Surgut and Nizhnevartovsk.

It is to be noted that the Deaflympic torch relay will take place on the streets of Khanty-Mansiysk on March’28. The fire that will be obtained by traditional method of the indigenous people of the North will be carried to the Opening Ceremony of the Games. Then it will be given to the first torch bearer in a lampion. The main difference with the Olympic torch relay is that its participants will not be passing fire from one torch to another but carry an old lampion along the route of the relay.

The relay will take place along Studencheskaya, Stroiteley and Mira streets. Citizens and guests of Khanty-Mansiysk are invited to become witnesses and participants of this remarkable event. To do this they just need to come to any place along the route and to greet and cheer up torch bearers. Therelaystartsat 21:00.

The 18th torch bearer will have an honor to light the Deaflympic cauldron that will be placed on the central square of Khanty-Mansiysk.


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