On Wednesday, it was announced that Ovechkin will serve as one of the torchbearers for the 123-day relay.
“I’m very excited. It’s a big thing in Russia and it’s a very good thing,” Ovechkin said. “I’m very proud I’m one of the guy who is going to have torch. I’m very happy and it means a lot to me.”
Earlier this week Coca-Cola released an advertisement for a contest to take part in the relay, featuring Ovechkin. Check it out below (s/t Puck Daddy)