So tonight the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, were officially opened, and I must say I though the ceremony was way cool. Those projected images on the arena floor were about the coolest thing ever. Some screen grabs:
Yeah so that one ring malfunctioned, so what. It was cool.
This kid was great
Very Russian, and very cool
Ta da! And now for the march of nations...
(in Cyrillic alphabet order, which was different and fun)
The US team looked good, for once; nice kit
These giant hanging "floats" were amazing
Pretty much my favorite part, these projected images were unbelievable
Very cool. Also very 1950s feeling.
And how about this, at the end of the factory floor thing?
Time for the doves of peace
And Misha the bear
The games are now officially open!
And the obligatory lighting of the torch by ex-Olympic champions
Unlike a lot of people, I'm mentally downplaying the whole US vs Russia thing and just looking forward to the competition. Skiing, Skating, Snowboarding, Sledding, Hockey, and of course Curling! Should be a great couple of weeks...