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    #SochiProblems makes Olympic debut

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    It didn't take long for #SochiProblems to make their official Olympic debut.

    Early in Friday night's Opening Ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Stadium, large, fake snowflakes hovered over the ground.

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    Those flakes were supposed to expand into large circle, then join together to form the five Olympic rings. But as the flakes slowly transitioned, one refused to budge. The other circle joined together, while one snowflake stubbornly stayed in place. We were left with four Olympic rings with an asterisk.

    You won't be surprised to learn that many of the effects were created by George Tsypin, a man who worked on the Broadway debacle Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

    Still, on the whole, the ring mishap was a minor error in a show with a ton of moving parts. Better a missing ring than a missing Olympic cauldron, eh Vancouver?

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