Oops: 5th Olympic Ring Flops in Sochi Ceremony

Not that TV viewers in Russia would know
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2014 4:08 PM CST
One of the rings forming the Olympic Rings fails to open during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(Newser) – Poor Sochi. Today's opening ceremony for the Olympic Games had the usual pomp and circumstance—along with one high-profile glitch. During the ceremony, five floating snowflakes were supposed to come together, turn into Olympic rings, and then explode into dazzling pyrotechnics, reports Fox News. Trouble is, one of the snowflakes never turned into a ring, and none burst into fireworks. This being Russia, the people watching on official Russian broadcaster Rossya 1 were none the wiser, reports AP. The network shifted to footage from rehearsal showing the rings in all their glory.

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