Isaac Owusu - Friday Feb. 7, 2014 14:42 ET

Who is Day 0's biggest newsmaker?

Gaining attention of the opening day at Sochi

Choose the newsmaker of Day 0
Candidates for today's newsmaker are, from top left, Antonio Pardo, Shiva Keshavan, Hayley Wickenheiser and the mysterious fifth ring. (Getty Images)

Hayley Wickenheiser

In what should be her final Winter Olympics, Wickenheiser was the flag bearer for Team Canada. It was a sea of red as the legendary women’s hockey player led her teammates into Olympic Stadium.

Shiva Keshavan

The Indian luger channelled the Olympic spirit turning near disaster into triumph. During his practice he hit a sharp corner and was thrown from his luge. But he somehow got back on his luge and finished the run.

Antonio Pardo

Venezuela's lone Winter Olympian, this alpine skier wins the prize for most visibly enthusiastic flag-bearer during the opening ceremony. 

The Fifth Ring

In a near flawless opening ceremony, one technical mishap stood out: of the five giant snowflakes that were supposed to turn into the Olympic rings, only four did. Social media lit up immediately with jokes and speculation about that malfunctioning fifth ring.  

Justin Kripps

Early Friday morning Kripps sent out a tweet showing that his personal website had been restricted from use on his iPad in Sochi. The notice stated that Russian law is censoring his website, which appears to be a consequence of a picture that he posted on the site in January, displaying himself and his bobsleigh teammates in their underwear. 

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