Missing ring malfunction at Olympics opening ceremony

Missing ring malfunction at Olympics opening ceremony

Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Feb 7, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; The Olympic rings are displayed with one ring failing to open during the opening ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Fisht Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

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by CHRIS CHASE / USA TODAY Sports 'For the Win'

KING5.com

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 7 at 1:16 PM

It didn’t take long for #SochiProblems to make their official Olympic debut.

Early in Friday night’s Opening Ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Stadium, large, fake snowflakes were supposed to transition into five Olympic rings. Those rings would then merge, with three rising from the north and two falling from the south. But when the flakes combined, one of the snowflakes didn’t change from a flake to a ring. What remained was four Olympic rings with an asterisk.

On the whole, it was a minor error in a show with lots of moving parts. Better a missing ring than a missing Olympic cauldron, eh Vancouver?

Photos: More from the Opening Ceremony

Photos: Parade of Nations

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