The Olympic opening ceremonies went off with only one minor hitch.
The festivities consited largely of opera singers, ballet artists and re-enactments of Russian history. (The Russians have a different idea of entertainment than we do. At our last Olympics, the opening ceremony was Miley Cyrus twerking with a giant cheeseburger.)
The only problem was the big moment when the olympic rings are supposed to light up. One ring refused to light. Russian TV tried to cover it up by switching to video of the rehearsal, when the ring actually worked.
This being Russia, the man responsible for ring #5 has been treated to an envigorating "spa-like" vacation in Siberia for a relaxing 40 years.