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The Olympic Rings Looked Perfectly Fine On Russian TV, Thank You Very Much


You may have heard that there was a massive malfunction during the Olympic Opening Ceremony today: one of the five Olympic rings failed to expand, making the Olympic logo look like four rings and an asterisk… or a butthole, depending on who you ask (via BuzzFeed UK):

But if you were watching the event on television in Russia, you saw the ring explosion as it was intended, thanks to some handy doctoring by Rossiya 1, the Russian state TV station. Producers cut away to recorded rehearsal footage where the fifth ring functioned, to “preserve the images and the Olympic tradition”:

russia tv rings doctored

The NBC tape-delay version of the Ceremony will show the rings malfunctioning, because America would never, ever lie to you.

[BI Sports]

Photo via AP


  • Anonymous

    The rehearsal footage also showed a whole lot of empty seats, kind of looks like Obama campaign rallies in 2012.

  • Anonymous

    Ha, an anti-Obama slur – you don’t hear that very much! But you voted for Bush twice – how droll.

  • Anonymous

    Ha, an anti-Obama slur – you don’t hear that very much! But you voted for Bush twice – how droll.

  • Anonymous

    Bush won twice, didn’t he?

  • Art Faucett

    and Bush was an actual U.S. citizen

  • Anonymous

    Prove it. Show me his birth certificate.

  • Anonymous

    How do you define ‘Won’?
    The democratic way: winning the majority of votes – he did not.
    Or the republican way: court ordered and hanging by chad.

  • Anonymous

    The way that elections are designed, the way every other modern President has won.

  • Eugenia

    Our family thought it was awesome. Thankful that the world is coming together to enjoy the beauty of creations. I feel sorry for those people who just mutter up all great ideas and make a mess of wagging their tales of woe behind them. Our family loved the presentations. Thanks Russia, your beauty and coverage was more than beautiful.

  • Selina

    Oye vay. Take your stupid democrat vs republican crap to a place that cares please. Frankly, all politicians are crap. American politics in general are crap. America’s political government is crap. So go on fighting over who’s right and who’s wrong and who’s better than whom like 5 year old children while the whole world laughs at us for our inability to get anything done because no one can agree on anything….

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather gay-marry a republican than deal with a humorless dolt like you.

    Take your libertarian BS and shove it. You have no answers that deal with reality, that’s far worse than arguing political differences. Giving up on your country’s system of governance doesn’t make you a grownup. And if you think the whole world laughs at us perhaps you should visit some parts of it which are more in tune with your no government is best attitude. India, Mexico, Pakistan. You know, places where nothing gets done without outrageous bribes, where pollution has run amok thanks to companies like DuPont who face zero consequences, where dirt floor schools only teach girls up to marrying age of fourteen. Maybe when you get back we can joke about the silliness of demanding a politician’s birth certificate.
    Schmuck.

  • Anonymous

    Except Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama. Yep, other than those guys, EVERY modern president.

  • Anonymous

    Strange parallel between the Truth and the Obama administration’s view of it.

  • Anonymous

    Still waiting on Obama’s real certificate. You know the one that does not have photoshopped LAYERS…

  • Anonymous

    You dont like our judicial system? A few more years and Obama will trample all over that TOO.


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