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Sochi Fakery: Russian TV Showed All Five Rings Opening Up (Photos)

by | 8th, February 2014

WHEN one of the Olympic rings failed to covert form a snowflake at the Sochi Winter Olympic opening ceremony jokes abounded abounded about the clenched fifth being a tribute to the uptight Vladimir Putin. But on Russian telly it never happened. All five rings opened on cue with no hint of retention.

Most of us saw this:

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Or this:

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But on Rossiya 1, the Russian host broadcaster, the locals saw this:

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Konstantin Ernst, executive creative director of the opening ceremony, revealed that, yes, the broadcaster had cut to pre-recorded footage. The show’s artistic director George Tsypin says the bad snowflake was caused by a stage manager’s bad command.

In other news, Vladimir Putin is 34 (see footage).



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