Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Olympic rings fail to light in Sochi

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Sochi has done it again. During the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday (Feb. 7), a key piece of lighting left the iconic Olympic rings only partially lit.

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.

2014-winter-olympics-ring-lighting-fail.gifWhile 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.

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NBC will air the Olympics opening ceremony starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT Friday.

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