Lauren O'Neil - Friday Feb. 7, 2014 15:46 ET

Olympic Rings malfunction causes social media stir

Four snowflakes out of five bloom into Olympic rings, Photoshopped parodies emerge.

Olympic Ring Malfunction
Four out of five snowflakes blossomed into Olympic rings, inspiring jokes and parodies on Twitter

The athletes have marched, the flags have been waved, and the Olympic cauldron has officially been lit, kicking off the 2014 Sochi Games in a flurry of Russian pomp and splendor.

 
Unfortunately, not even Friday's spectacular Olympic opening ceremony could escape the #SochiFail hashtag.

 

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