Olympics: Malkin’s mom carried the torch

From Dmitry Chesnokov at Puck Daddy:

Evgeni Malkin thought his mom deserved to be one of the torch bearers. “Last year when we were in Pittsburgh, Zhenya (Geno) asked me ‘Would you be a torch bearer?’ I replied ‘Easily!’” Natalia Malkin told R-Sport.

“When I came back from Pittsburgh in the summer I started going to the gym, getting fit.  Although I couldn’t last for a long time, approximately a month.  I thought the distance is not that long, I will make it somehow without training.”

Great stuff. Malkin is expected to arrive in Sochi today to begin practice for Russia's national team.