Sochi Olympic success

Sochi 2014 Dancing Olympic RingsHeh. Some wonderfully humorous choreography in evidence at the Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics closing ceremony.  It made me laugh out loud.  They wouldn’t have had long to arrange it… [Photograph: Barbara Walton/EPA]

As the Guardian live-blog adds,

For anyone who slept through the opening ceremony, here’s a reminder of the failed snowflake-ring, and its tongue-in-cheek recreation this evening.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Rings opening

Performers sing as the Olympic rings are presented during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Rings Closing

Performers form the Olympic rings during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Here’s the opening ceremony technical failure again

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Rings opening

And the closing ceremony’s resolution of the opening ceremony error in animated [gif] form.

Via the Big G’s live-blog, who add

Whoever came up with that Olympic ring ruse deserves a medal of their own, basically.

Indeed.  [And you thought London 2012 was a success… – Ed]  It was!  But so was this.