Sochi Fakery: Russian TV Showed All Five Rings Opening Up (Photos)
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:
But on Rossiya 1, the Russian host broadcaster, the locals saw this:
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).