This is 2004 Olympic rhythmic gymnastics gold medalist, Alina Kabayeva, who is rumored to be Vladimir Putin's girlfriend. And who may possibly be lighting the flame at Sochi's Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday. Per Yahoo! Sports
."The person chosen to light the flame is traditionally one of stature in the host country, and his or her selection is a matter of great national honor and pride."
Putin did say during a recent appearance...
"We have many outstanding sportspeople who are significant and known in the whole world and I am not going to interfere in this process,"
Yea right. You believe this guy? Image Link