The coaches show “the Voice” ran with the torch through the streets of a small village. The first part in the relay took Dima Bilan, and then he handed the Olympic flame to Polina Gagarina. “I was so excited I almost cried,” admitted the singer.
Two well-known Russian artists who are also mentors of the popular show “the Voice” and at different times acted at competition “the Eurovision” Dima Bilan and Polina Gagarina was honored to take part in the Olympic torch relay in Brazil. Before the stars arrived on another continent, where on Saturday morning local time and launched the traditional Olympic games event.
Reportedly, Dima and Polina Gagarina Olympic flame was carried through the small village of Vila-Constância is located in the municipality Guapimirim (Rio de Janeiro). Local residents enthusiastically welcomed the participants, presenting them with smiles and loud applause. The first race was attended by Dmitry Bilan, then he has passed the torch to his colleague across the stage with Polina Gagarina.
“For me, this is a historic moment. I was so excited I cried… It was emotions that I was not ready”, — shared the singer in an interview published in the “Twitter” of the organizing Committee of Rio-2016″.
It is worth noting that the pop singers have such a good time in Brazil, as evidenced by a video posted on the microblog of Polina Gagarina. Singers fun singing with a street musician.
Recall that summer Olympics will be held in one of the largest cities of Brazil Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August 2016. It will be the first Olympic games organized in South America and it is already clear that will be one of the most dramatic in sports history Russian athletes.
Doping scandal that erupted late last year, closed the way to the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro for 67 Russian athletes. Sports arbitration court rejected the claims of all the athletes who appealed against the suspension from competition by the International Association of athletics federations. As an exception to the Olympic games allowed only Darya Klishina – long jumper. long trains in the USA and passes control there. And at the end of this week it was announced about the suspension and the whole team of the national team of weightlifting.
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