A couple days ago, we told you about the awesome closing ceremony firework spectacle at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. In a nod to the now famous open ceremony fail, the Russians poked fun at themselves by artistically recreating the mechanical failure with a troupe of dancers in sparkling silver costumes. In the opening ceremony, the silver lights shaped as the Olympic rings lit up one by one, but the final ring was a dud – the rings were supposed to join together and erupt in fireworks! With a wink to the mishap, the dancers purposely held off in forming the fifth ring – but ultimately did! See, the Russians do have a sense of humor!
While these rings were displayed in silver, traditionally the Olympic rings have been one each of blue, yellow, black, green and red. The symbol was originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, co-founder of the modern Olympic Games. Check out AllSparkFireworks.com for all sorts of fireworks that will but some no-fail fun into any celebration!