Maria carries Olympics Torch in Sochi

Maria brought the Olympic flame into the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Sochi is Maria’s hometown and she has been part of the NBC family as on-air broadcast commentator over the past week for the network. 

Dressed in the Russian Olympic uniform, Maria previously was the first Russian female flag bearer at the XXX Olympic Summer Games in London, Great Britain in 2012.