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Olympic Rings

LOOK: Olympic Ring Fail Mocked During Closing Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

Given a second chance, the Sochi Olympics got its rings to work. Even better, Konstantin Ernst, the creative director of the Sochi Games, poked fun at...

Symbolism in the Olympic Ring Failure

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Seth Adam Smith

Don't misinterpret what I'm trying to say. I fully believe that the fifth ring failure was mere a technical glitch and not some subliminal message. But I also believe that this incident can serve as a potent symbol of the current state of affairs between Russia and America.

#RingFail -- Why a Broken Ring Matters at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Andy Miah | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports
Andy Miah

It would be unfair for the world to judge the artistic merit of the ceremony on the basis of this one technical fault, as the rest of the staging was flawless. Art may deserve a bit more flexibility in terms of how we evaluate success, compared to sport, where only perfection matters.

Russian TV Shows Doctored Video Of Olympic Rings

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Smoke and mirrors? Russian state television aired footage Friday of five floating snowflakes turning into the Olympic rings and...

First Stop The Olympics, Second Stop The Altar

Posted 07.11.2012 | Weddings

Nikkita Holder has a lot of hurdles to overcome before she gets married. Holder, a Canadian Olympic hurdler, will marry her fiancé, Justyn Warner,...

Seeing Olympicene

David Fox | Posted 07.28.2012 | Science
David Fox

Imagine that a molecule of olympicene were magnified to the size of an orange. If that same orange were magnified by an equivalent factor, it would be the size of the Earth!

Olympics Opening Ceremony: Raising The Rings (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The 2008 Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing featured a light show that lifted the iconic symbol of the Olympics, the five linked rings, into the a...