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Vladimir Putin may have missed the biggest glitch of the Olympics opening ceremony, because he
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Vladimir Putin waits in the presidential lounge to be introduced at the opening ceremony of the 2014
Winter Olympics. Behi...
The image on the TV shows all five rings illuminated, and is footage from one of two rehearsals, held
Feb. 1 and 4. It was...
It comes as Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was filmed falling asleep during the opening
ceremony

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  1. 1. Did Putin miss Sochi Olympic rings glitch? Photos emerge of Russian president looking other way Did Putin miss Sochi Olympic rings glitch? Photos emerge of Russian president looking other way | Mail Online Did Putin miss the Sochi Olympic rings glitch? Photos emerge of Russian president looking the other way during botched broadcastPutin was turned away from a monitor showing opening ceremony Wouldn't have been able to see glitch preventing fifth Olympic ring lighting Instead, Putin saw spliced-in footage showing all five rings lighting up PUBLISHED:11:29 EST, 9 February 2014|UPDATED:12:17 EST, 9 February 2014 93shares 9 View comments Vladimir Putin may have missed the biggest glitch of the Olympics opening ceremony, because he was facing away from a monitor which showed it. Photos have emerged showing the Russian president about to emerge into the Olympic stadium. But he was turned away from a monitor that showed the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games while it unfolded, and would not have been able to see a glitch that prevented the fifth Olympic ring from lighting up.
  2. 2. Vladimir Putin may have missed the biggest glitch of the Olympics opening ceremony, because he was facing away from a monitor which showed it Instead, Putin saw spliced-in rehearsal footage showing all five Olympic rings lighting up properly " imagery similar to, if not the same as, that seen by the rest of the Russian public on television. It comes as Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was filmed falling asleep during the opening ceremony. The pictures show Medvedev in a VIP area with his head lolling forward. The President was sitting just six seats away.
  3. 3. Vladimir Putin waits in the presidential lounge to be introduced at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Behind him, a TV screen shows four of the Olympic rings almost fully open at the start of the ceremony, while the fifth ring remains closed Early in the ceremony, the image on the TV cut to performers after one of the five Olympic rings failed to open
  4. 4. The image on the TV shows all five rings illuminated, and is footage from one of two rehearsals, held Feb. 1 and 4. It was inserted after one of the rings failed to open during the actual ceremony The photos of Putin apparently missing the glitch were taken on Friday night by the AP's David Goldman, who was acting as the pool photographer for international news agencies and working in the presidential lounge where leaders had gathered in the runup to the ceremony. In a sequence of photos shot by Goldman over several seconds, Putin, waiting to be introduced at the ceremony, is seen turned away from the only two monitors in the lounge and facing a wall of blacked-out windows and a single open door facing the stadium. He is looking down. Behind him and to the left, a big-screen TV shows four of five rings lighting up before it cuts briefly to black, then to a shot of performers.
  5. 5. It comes as Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was filmed falling asleep during the opening ceremony The pictures show Medvedev in a VIP area with his head lolling forward. The President was sitting just six seats away After a few seconds, an image of all five rings illuminating properly then appears on the TV screen. Putin turns toward the monitor, faces it and looks up, seeing the footage of all five rings. Moments later, he leaves the suite to face the crowd at Fisht Olympic Stadium. The rings glitch was shown live on internal Olympic channels when it happened, but the Russian public instead saw spliced footage from one of two rehearsals, held February 1 and 4. In that spliced footage, the Olympic rings lighted up just as planned during a moment that is always pivotal in opening ceremonies. The image of the unilluminated ring drew scrutiny around the world and produced pointed
  6. 6. comments on social media, where many had been questioning whether Russia was truly prepared to host the Olympic Games. Share or comment on this article93shares MOST WATCHED NEWS VIDEOSPrevious123Next Zookeepers kill 'surplus' baby giraffe WARNING: GRAPHIC. Squirrel hides nut in dog's fur Porn star fears her illegal O-sized breasts could kill her A Fat Girl Dancing: Awesome routine launches 'No body shame'... Lingerie woman is filmed doing a 'NekNominate' strip in Asda Six killed, at least one injured in a freeway car accident Barack Obama hugs half brother as two reunite after 20 years
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  9. 9. Share what you think NewestOldestBest ratedWorst rated View all The comments below have been moderated in advance. True Blue,Glorious Glasgow,10 hours ago So what? Point being? New Comment21401Click to rate sharikul,London, United Kingdom,10 hours ago Looks as though he purposely turned back in disappointment. ReplyNew92166Click to rate Millymollymandy73,Hants, United Kingdom,10 hours ago Does this really matter? New Comment12428Click to rate Just Me 2013,Edinburgh, United Kingdom,10 hours ago hang on . . . am I missing some NEWS here? ReplyNew10317Click to rate Lyman Zerga,London, United Kingdom,10 hours ago Let it go and move on, it was an embarrassing technical hitch, no one died. New Comment15700Click to rate Scott10,Stoke-on-Trent,10 hours ago Seeing as that particular ring represents America I would say it was all part of the plan. ReplyNew46265Click to rate neverwrong,manchester, United Kingdom,10 hours ago The English press have really got it in for the Russians over these Olympics, they do realise there are athletes there who have worked hard for years to compete New Comment20488Click to rate Chris,Brighton, United Kingdom,10 hours ago This is pathetic Mail Online. Have you forgotten London and G4S and the army and all the empty seats? And the PC opening ceremony. ReplyNew27616Click to rate just saying,London, United Kingdom,10 hours ago Nice try Russia, but we all know he saw it. New Comment18587Click to rate The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Add your comment By posting your comment you agree to our house rules. Submit Comment Who is this week's top commenter?Find out now http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2555199/Did-Putin-miss-Sochi-Olympic-rings-glitch-Photos-e merge-Russian-president-looking-way-botched-broadcast.html

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