Sochi organizers get playful, show four rings at Closing Ceremony...then open fifth
Feb 23, 12:30pm EST
SOCHI, Russia — This time, Sochi got the Olympic rings right. And with a little self-deprecating humor, too.
A group of 700 dancers formed the five Olympic rings Sunday night during the closing ceremony at Fischt Stadium, but delayed forming the fifth ring in a humorous nod to a pyrotechnic snafu during the Opening Ceremony.
Dancers symbolizing small fish wore flowing, mirrored robes while forming different shapes on the arena floor, including a sea, the infinity symbol and eventually, the rings. Above them, a boat with a clown and a little girl passed in the air.
The crowd cheered when seeing the smaller, filled circle, then roared even more loudly when the dancers spread apart to form the fully-shaped ring.
This was the scene at the Opening Ceremony:
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