Report: Ovechkin may be first to carry Sochi Olympic torch

Katie Flynn

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic games are just about six months away, and the torch relay from Greece to Sochi will reportedly feature Russian NHL star Alex Ovechkin.

It is a custom to accompany the torch from Greece to the Olympic destination, but Ovechkin will get the torch on the first leg of its journey in Greece.

Dmitry Chernyshenko, the President of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Organizing Committee, hinted Ovechkin may be the first Russian to carry the torch but would not divulge any details.