Russia Pokes Fun At Itself During Closing Ceremony By Recreating Infamous Fifth Ring Fail

Guess that fifth ring’s pretty stubborn, huh?

1. As the closing ceremony began in Sochi, a group of performers stepped onto the stage to create a human version of the Olympic rings.

The Associated Press

2. But, just as in the opening ceremony, the fifth ring just couldn’t seem to open itself up.

Closing ceremony.

Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters

Opening ceremony.

David Gray / Reuters


3. Oh, wait! There they go!

Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters

4. Very clever, Russia. Very clever.

Issei Kato / Reuters

5. Putin approves.

Ria Novosti / Reuters

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