2014 winter olympics sochi opening ceremonies rings lighting gi Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Olympic rings fail to light in Sochi

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 Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Olympic rings fail to light in SochiWhile
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.