Torch Relay Update -- Cosmonauts Return; Weather Delay

(ATR) Cosmonauts return the Olympic torch to Earth ... Sochi torch relay organizers have pushed the Olympic flame's tour of Anadyr to Tuesday, due to "adverse weather conditions."

Sochi torch relay organizers have pushed the Olympic flame's tour of Anadyr to Tuesday, due to "adverse weather conditions."

The city of Anadyris located in the region of Chukotkaalong the Bering Strait; Sochi 2014 says Anadyr is "where Russia ends."A lineup of 33 torchbearers will run with the flame throughAnadyr. The line-up includes Russian musherMichael Telpin, who hails from the region. The relay route in Anadyr is approximately 5.6 miles.

Next, the flame will travel south to the region of Kamchatka. TheAvachinskiy volcano towers above the region at an elevation of approximately 2,741 meters.

The relay's first stop inKamchatka is in the city of Elizovo. Sochi 2014 says the city is a "major aviation hub" in the region and the second largest city in the region.Of the 14 torchbearers scheduled to run with the flame in Elizovo, six will carry the torch by theAvachinskiy volcano.

On Monday, cosmonauts returned to Earth after taking the torch on its first-ever spacewalk. CosmonautSergey Ryazansky took the torch outside of the International Space Station on Saturday. The torch arrived at the ISS on November 7.

Paralympic swimmerRoman Dubovoy is among 41 torchbearers who will run with the flame on Wednesday inPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.Sochi 2014 dubsPetropavlovsk-Kamchatskyone of the "oldest Russian cities in the Far East."

Overall, 14,000 runners will carry the torch across a total distance of 38,525 miles.The flame is touring 83 towns and cities before heading back into European Russia, and ultimately Sochi, for the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on February 7.

Written byNicole Bennett.

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