WATCH: Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Starts With Olympic Rings FAIL

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By Michael Lewittes


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The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony kicked off with an epic fail on Friday.

Five snowflakes were meant to transform into Olympic Rings during a light show, but one malfunctioned and did not open, leaving just four rings projected in Russia’s Fisht arena (photo right).

The blunder is especially embarrassing in the wake of reporter complaints about bad hotel conditions in Sochi.

Check out the GIF below, and tell us what you think.


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