The most expensive Winter Olympics in history
are underway after an incredibly lavish opening ceremony in the Russian resort of Sochi. However,
it didn’t all completely go to plan. Embarrassingly, a technical hitch meant that
the last of the five rings making up the Olympic symbol failed to open. However, the ceremony’s
producer Konstantin Ernst defended the glitch: Among five rings, one of them didn’t open.
And you know, Zam Buddhists have an idea: if you have an ideally polished ball, you
have to leave a scratch, to get an idea of how ideally it was polished. No one normal person can be disturbed from
the two-hour story by one unopened snowflake. This is a paranoid reaction. Glitches aside, Russian prima ballerina Svetlana
Zakharova who danced during the ceremony said she was overwhelmed by the spectacle. I held my breath. It wasn’t just nerves, not
fright, it was adrenaline indeed when you come to the stadium and when you understand
that billions of people are watching you. I think this is worth living for, and I don’t
think it will be repeated. And what a lavish opening ceremony it was
and so it should be! The Games are the most expensive in history, costing around $51 billion.