The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Opening Ceremony
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia have gotten off to a rocky start thanks to several issues plaguing the Olympic Village. Despite these issues the opening ceremony went on as planned Friday night to officially start the 22nd Winter Games.
Starting with the start of Russia to Peter the Great and Imperial Russia the cast of the ceremony put on a show to highlight some of the great things to come out of the country like Ballet, however once we got to into the 20th Century Russia and the former Soviet Union the performance came off as odd.
There were great moments like Team USA’s Heidi Kloser, who was badly injured during a Mogul Skiing run, making a point to walk in the Parade of Nations with her team mates, the return of the Jamaican Bobsledding team aka Cool Runnings 2, the beautiful set designs at Fisht Olympic Stadium and of course the final running, passing, and lighting of the Olympic torch.
I will say I am more than bummed that NBC cut a performance from Russian pop-band T.A.T.U. and local Russian Police Officers doing a rendition of “Get Lucky”, but overall these was an interesting Opening Ceremony to say the least.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will continue on live stream via NBCOlympics.com or the NBC Olympics app and primetime coverage will continue at 8pm ET on NBC.