Sharapova carries torch into Sochi Olympic stadium

by: Jonathan Scott | February 07, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

Getty Images

After earning a silver medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Maria Sharapova certainly made her mark at the Winter Games today in Sochi, Russia, where she lived for some of her formative years. The tennis star, who chiefly resides stateside in Florida, carried the Olympic torch into Fisht Stadium, as pyrotechnics shot off overhead and classical music blared. (See the 6:59 p.m. timestamp in this by-the-minute report.) 

Sharapova will be ubiquitous at these Olympics. On Wednesday, she toted the official Olympic Games Phone, the Galaxy Note 3, at a Samsung event in Sochi. She's also set to do "guest presenter" work for NBC's coverage during the Games as well.

Here's a look at Sharapova's pre-Games prep behind the scenes:

As she watched the opening ceremony from the event's green room, the stylish Russian couldn't help but comment on one nation's fashion choices:

Previously, Sharapova herself carried the Russian flag in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London:

Got a thought, a tip, or a point to make? Hit me on Twitter @jonscott9.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

La Decimation: How Rafael Nadal got to 10 titles in Monte Carlo

When it comes to the clay, a consistent approach to the game—and life—sets him apart.

Cirstea angered by Konta reaction; LTA seeks sanctions against Nastase

The Romanian said stopping play wasn't the right call and questioned the Brits' toughness.

Belarus stuns Switzerland to reach first Fed Cup final

Aryna Sabalenka beat Viktorija Golubic in three sets to clinch the tie.