Olympic flame lit in Sochi

CREATED Feb 7, 2014

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  • Feb 7, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; A general view of fireworks and the lighting of the cauldron at the conclusion of the opening ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Fisht Olympic Stadium. Image by Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

The world has gathered in Sochi, Russia to begin the Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony.

That includes 29 Olympic athletes on Team USA with Wisconsin ties and their families, such as the mom and dad of Jessie Vetter, a hockey goalie from Cottage Grove who played at UW-Madison.

Want to see the experiences of our athletes directly? Check it out through our @TheGames page and watch at 6:30 p.m. on TODAY'S TMJ4 in Milwaukee and NBC26 in Green Bay.