The 1,000-day countdown to the Sochi Winter Olympics

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On Saturday, May 14, Russia began a 1,000-day countdown to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

On Saturday, May 14, Russia began a 1,000-day countdown to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Mokrushin / Go to the mediabankOn Saturday, May 14, Russia began a 1,000-day countdown to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
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On Saturday, May 14, Russia began a 1,000-day countdown to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Mokrushin / Go to the mediabankAn Omega countdown clock has been set up in the park in front of the Sochi seaport. The 3,500 kg clock is 4.15 meters high and 4.408 meters long. The Swiss watchmaker, which has been the official timekeeper for the International Olympic Committee since 1932, designs a new clock for each Olympic event.
The 1,000-day countdown to the Sochi Winter Olympics  - Sputnik International
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An Omega countdown clock has been set up in the park in front of the Sochi seaport. The 3,500 kg clock is 4.15 meters high and 4.408 meters long. The Swiss watchmaker, which has been the official timekeeper for the International Olympic Committee since 1932, designs a new clock for each Olympic event.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Mokrushin / Go to the mediabankAll national Olympic committees mark 1,000 days to the Olympic Games as a symbolic date. The “1,000 Good Deeds” marathon held in Russia on that day was aimed at uniting the country under the Olympic flag.
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All national Olympic committees mark 1,000 days to the Olympic Games as a symbolic date. The “1,000 Good Deeds” marathon held in Russia on that day was aimed at uniting the country under the Olympic flag.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaly Ankov / Go to the mediabankA children’s regatta began at the Seven Feet yachting club in Sochi. In the background: Frigate Nadezhda.
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A children’s regatta began at the Seven Feet yachting club in Sochi. In the background: Frigate Nadezhda.
© RIA Novosti . Yakov Andreyev / Go to the mediabankThe original version of the Sochi-2014 hymn was performed by 1,000 people in the center of Tomsk (photo). The event involved general school and university students, faculties, government officials and four orchestras.
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The original version of the Sochi-2014 hymn was performed by 1,000 people in the center of Tomsk (photo). The event involved general school and university students, faculties, government officials and four orchestras.
© RIA Novosti . Maxim Bogodvid / Go to the mediabankVolunteers in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, simultaneously set off 1,000 alarm clocks to mark the countdown to the games.
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Volunteers in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, simultaneously set off 1,000 alarm clocks to mark the countdown to the games.
© RIA Novosti . Maxim Bogodvid / Go to the mediabankAbout 5,000 people, among them Olympic champions and school and university students, took part in the Star Relay event in Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg.
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About 5,000 people, among them Olympic champions and school and university students, took part in the Star Relay event in Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the mediabankAbout 5,000 people, among them Olympic champions and school and university students, took part in the Star Relay event in Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg.
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About 5,000 people, among them Olympic champions and school and university students, took part in the Star Relay event in Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg.
© RIA Novosti . Vadim Zhernov / Go to the mediabankThe relay was followed by more extreme sports events.
Photo: Repel rope jumping from the roof of the Atlantic City business center in St. Petersburg as part of the “1,000 days to the 2014 Olympic Games” event.
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The relay was followed by more extreme sports events.
Photo: Repel rope jumping from the roof of the Atlantic City business center in St. Petersburg as part of the “1,000 days to the 2014 Olympic Games” event.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Fomichev / Go to the mediabankGala concerts in Moscow and Sochi crowned the “1,000 Good Deeds” marathon.
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Gala concerts in Moscow and Sochi crowned the “1,000 Good Deeds” marathon.
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