Monday, February 24, 2014

The Infamous Olympic Rings of Sochi

Posted By on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM

This year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia has come to a close but not after providing us with thrilling competition and plenty of comical photos of this year's Sochi problems, which became a trending hash tag on social media before and during the games.

In case you missed the opening ceremony where the final ring of the Olympic symbol failed to open from a snowflake. The next day stories started surfacing that speculated the worker responsible for the snowflake malfunction was found dead and President Vladimir Putin ordered the hit. Russia mocked the screwup from the opening ceremony in the closing ceremony by purposely leaving the same ring closed before expanding it in a dramatic and comedic fashion, which received a warm response from the crowd.

The five multi-colored Olympic rings are a world recognized symbol that represents the five different areas of the world (North and South America are considered one, Africa, Australia, Asia and Europe) who participate in the games.

Maybe the worker responsible for the malfunction in the opening ceremony really is dead. Maybe Putin didn't open the final red ring on purpose as symbolism of Russia's future independence from the rest of the world powers and rise of the former Red Empire.

Or maybe this whole time we have been underestimating Putin's sense of humor who had coordinated this stunt with the creators of the opening and closing ceremonies this whole time.

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