David J. Phillip/AP
February 23, 2014 12:10 PM

Russia actually has a pretty good sense of humor about that whole “ring fail” thing in the Sochi opening ceremony, referencing the now-famous incident during the closing ceremony.

Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics
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The closing ceremony began with an elaborately choreographed routine involving a group of sparkily-attired dancers creating various shapes en masse on the floor of Fisht Olympic Stadium.

Performers create the Olympic rings during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics
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As they moved into their final shapes – the Olympic rings – it looked like one ring was remaining conspicuously closed. Given that it was being formed from people, rather than lights suspended 50 feet in the air, it’s unlikely this was a mechanical failure. Rather, it seemed like Russia was throwing in a last-minute wink and a nod to the biggest mistake of their opening ceremony.

At long last, definitive proof that Russia does have a sense of humor.

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