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Some very beautiful images came from the broadcast of the Sochi 2014 Opening, besides the snowflake glitch, but massive prettyful posts seem hard to find. I also couldn’t find any information on the budget for the show.

My Olympics Opening Ceremonies Ranked post has been updated.

APTOPIX Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

Some more photos after the break~
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My TV signal is not working :( though I doubt the local channel is broadcasting the whole event, being famous for cutting the lightning of the cauldron at the London Olympics to continue with their regular programming [1][2], so I had to wait over 12hrs for *cough* ahem- watch it. My Sochi search on Twitter revealed two spoilers~~~ the spoiled snowflake that didn’t turn into the fifth Olympic ring that’s already been spoofed online, and Chulpan Khamatova.

I didn’t get to read when she’d be appearing — during a skit? during the show? waving? carrying the torch? — I just saw the comment of “Chulpan Khamatova!!!” multiple exclamation points and all. I was already giddy. And she didn’t disappoint.

chulpan-khamatova-sochi-2014

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In all honesty, I had a lot of Spice Girls fun when it happened, but the best part of the whole thing will ALWAYS be this animated GIF. Thank you forever and always, Lainey.
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It’s all about money, of course. The International Olympic Committee wants to retain all the control of its brand — who can blame them? — and to retain its control online, it took the social media control from the London Olympic committee, unlike what happened back at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

To Olympics lovers’ surprise, the Vancouver Olympic Committee was allowed free social media range, which they put to good use with online apps, tweeting athletes interacting with fans, the whole shebang [1]. I don’t actually care about online apps (nor Vancouver’s nor London’s), and I don’t care if athletes tweet. My only interest in the Olympics is watching the games and finding photographs xD

Cool photo, huh?

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I’m not sure if these are print — actually, they seem to be Nike wallpapers, but can’t find other sizes — they’ve been making their rounds, and they’re awesome. :) Thanks to Cfensi for the heads up as well as some of the translations~

Following the Find your Greatness campaign Nike has been doing, the Chinese branch of Nike released these wonderful ads, with the slogan of 活出伟大 (Huo Chu Wei Da) and some awesome copy-writing.

Note: The translation of the copy is courtesy of Cfensi. xD

“There’s no absolute fairness, but there is absolute Greatness.” – About Chen Yibing’s silver-medal performance.