Russian TV Viewers Didn’t See That Olympic Ring Fail At Sochi Opening Ceremony

9 February 2014Sports

Nataliya Vasilyeva, writing for the Associated Press, as published by The Huffington Post:

Russian state television aired footage Friday of five floating snowflakes turning into the Olympic rings and bursting into pyrotechnics at the Sochi Games opening ceremony. Problem is, that didn’t happen.

The opening ceremony at the Winter Games hit a bump when only four of the five rings materialized in a wintry opening scene. The five were supposed to join together and erupt in fireworks. But one snowflake never expanded, and the pyrotechnics never went off.

I bet the organizers of the Vancouver 2010 opening ceremonies wish they thought of that!