The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia, and they will kick it off in style.
Russian astronauts will carry the Olympic torch into space and make a stop at the International Space Station.
The head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Vitaly Davydov, says the torch will not be lit, as that would violate just about every safety rule.
Davydov says the torch that will be taken on a spacewalk will not be a copy, but exactly the same as the torch at the Olympics.
Davydov says he believes the ceremony has been approved and confirmed, but didn’t say for sure.
Russia will have to change the schedule of trips to the ISS in order to accommodate the torch trip.
Russian astronauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky are the two that are expected to perform the space walk with the torch.
The torch is expected to be back on Earth by mid-November, leaving plenty of time for the rest of the relay.
The games will begin in February of 2014 in Sochi, Russia.