Sochi Olympics 2014: Olympics Ring Fails to Deploy in Opening Ceremony
Friday, 7 February 2014
Worries about the quality of Russia’s Sochi winter Olympics seemed to be well founded as one of the giant Olympic rings light displays failed to deploy during the Friday opening ceremony.
Five enormous snowflakes dropped from the ceiling over a choir in traditional Russian garb. Four out of five of the huge snowflakes opened up into the Olympic rings, but the fifth one failed to deploy. This forced the planners to abandon the feature.
The technical failure was mocked relentlessly on Twitter.
Looks like $51 billion only gets you 4 out of 5 Olympic Rings! #FAIL . Good luck to all taking part #Sochi2014 pic.twitter.com/lxiDg2CDTF
— Eamo (@eamonharbison) February 7, 2014
Oh Oh.... Olympic Rings at Opening Ceremony. 80% correct? Lol #fail #Sochi2014 #TeamUSA #Olympics2014 pic.twitter.com/SiIPWmU7kt
— Bobbie O'Leary (@oleary_b) February 7, 2014
What are the Greek Gods telling us about the failure of the fifth Olympic ring to link up with others? #Sochi2014
— Pan Pylas (@PanPylas) February 7, 2014
Source: OneMinuteNews.com - on February 7, 2014|
Keeping with its short-lived tradition, Sochi’s opening ceremony was unable to go off without a glitch. Still a grand affair the ceremony was also an acid trip through Russia’s rich history.
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