Did You Know?The 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay is the longest torch relay in Olympic history, traveling over 40,000 miles, and to places as far as the North Pole, and even space!
The opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics was a lavish affair, albeit among rumors of broadcasting edited footage. In what may be a technical glitch, the Olympic rings that were depicted during the ceremony showcased only four of the rings instead of five.
As part of the opening ceremony, 5 snowflakes descended into the stadium, and were supposed to change into the Olympic rings. However, one failed to open up, leaving the Olympic logo incomplete with just 4 rings. Interestingly enough, some audiences saw all five rings, prompting thoughts that the footage was edited. Barring that, the ceremony was spectacular, with many proclaiming it to be the best opening ceremony for the winter games. Indeed, the rest of the schedule is also proceeding without any problems, laying to rest speculation of the city being unable to handle the Winter Olympics.
With more than USD 50 billion spent, you would expect something spectacular. But if you thought spending so much money was astounding, the following facts will truly blow your mind. Here are some facts about the Sochi Olympics that will leave you amazed.
While some of you might know all of this, chances are high that a few of these facts will come as a surprise. To be honest, a few even shocked me, and that’s something, as getting a reaction from yours truly is nigh on impossible. Organizers have issued almost 13,000 press credentials, or more than 2 press representatives per athlete.
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