Remember the infamous ring fail of the Sochi opening ceremony? Organizers of the Winter Olympics decided to have a little fun with the much talked about misstep during the closing ceremony.
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When the original Olympic ring fail took place, many thought there would be repercussions for whoever was in charge of the display, considering the fact that one of the most feared ex-KGB agents, now President of Russia Vladimir Putin was in the stands watching the embarrassing gaffe.
The following day there was even a report that the person had been found dead, which ended up being one of those online hoaxes.
The story originated in a place called Daily Currant, as reported by The Inquisitir, which created an identity for the man responsible for the failed ring, Boris Avdeyev, who was supposedly found murdered.
“Avdeyev was a technical specialist responsible for the Olympic Ring spectacle, which embarrassingly malfunctioned last night (…) Although his body was badly mangled and the wounds were consistent with a struggle, so far officials say they don’t suspect foul play.”
During the Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony, however, the Russians showed the world that they do have a sense of humor and poked fun at the mishap, when hundreds of performers recreated the five Olympic rings and the one located on the top right corner did not fully form.
There was a collective giggle from viewers watching the display at home and in person when they realized what organizers were doing. We do not know if Putin was laughing along, but someone shared this tweet:
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Eventually the ring fully opened to create the Olympic symbol, which represents the five continents:
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The Russians once again took full advantage of the richness of their culture putting together different segments dedicated to the arts.
The Winter Olympics showcased their famed ballet and some of the best known literary minds during a spectacular closing ceremony to end the Sochi Games in grand style and n
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