The bright launch of the 2014 Games was quickly dimmed by a light malfunction, which meant that only four of the five Olympic rings lit up.
With the run up to the games dominated by reports of half-built hotels, stray dogs and dirty drinking water, the spectacular ceremony was rapidly marred by an electrical malfunction.
When five snowflake-shaped lights were turning into Olympic rings, one failed to display properly, causing scathing jokes from local social media users.
"People responding for it are probably fleeing the country already," joked a Twitter user.
Other unusual incidents that confused Americans present at the ceremony was the use of the Russian alphabet rather than the Western ordering.
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