Sochi Opening Ceremony Fail: Four Olympic Rings And A Snowflake

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics experienced its first hiccup during the opening ceremony Friday.

As five giant snowflake lights transformed into Olympic rings, the fifth one failed to open.

The massive logo hanging in Fisht Stadium is now four rings and a snowflake.

The new, state-of-the-art arena holds 40,000 people. It is one of several large constructions that swelled the Olympics budget to a record $50 billion.

The Twitter handle @SochiSnowflake is already live.

Sorry i never opened, I am protesting for gay rights! #sochi

— #SochiSnowflake (@SochiSnowflake) February 7, 2014

Sources: Los Angeles Times, ITV