- © RIA Novosti. Vladimir Astapkovich
© RIA Novosti. Vladimir Astapkovich
SOCHI, February 17 (R-Sport) - The snowflake that failed to turn into one of five Olympic rings at the Sochi Winter Games opening ceremony will be fixed for Sunday's closing show, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Monday.
The February 7 ceremony at the Fisht arena, an elegant yet spectacular show chronicling modern Russian history, won praise for its extravagance and grandeur, though a glitch involving a white shining snowflake that failed to unravel into an Olympic ring went viral on Twitter and has since become the butt of several gags.
"We will correct this mistake at the closing ceremony," Kozak said.
Accompanying Kozak on a tour of the Sochi International Broadcast Center, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach made light of the malfunction, saying the Vancouver ceremony four years ago had similar, negligible issues.