Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Olympic rings fail to light in SochiAdd to Favorites | XXII Winter Olympics
An electrical malfunction occurred when lights making snowflakes were supposed to transform into the five Olympic rings. While four of the five lit up as expected, the final ring remained a snowflake, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
While malfunctions of this sort are not unusual during grand events like the opening ceremony, the electrical problems come after multiple reports of unfinished hotels and bad water. Officials in Sochi are likely hoping that this is it for technical issues.
Twitter, of course, loved this.
Sochi only needs four Olympic rings. The fifth one was way gay anyway. pic.twitter.com/IhembvL8OA-- Courtney Nguyen (@FortyDeuceTwits) February 7, 2014
NBC will air the Olympics opening ceremony starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT Friday.