How do you say “oops” in Russian?
During the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, what was intended to be an impressive display went a little haywire.
Five snowflakes were supposed to open into the Olympic rings, one of the most universal symbols on the planet.
The problem? One of the rings did not feel like cooperating, leaving the world-renowned symbol looking like this:
The likely technical malfunction is just another leaf in the pile of comedic errors that are the Sochi Games. Many journalists have taken to Twitter to complain about the conditions of both the city and hotels and a Twitter feed dedicated solely to criticizing Sochi has already claimed more than 243,000 followers.