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This better be planned, or else I'd be worried for the safety of the people on the right. (Getty)
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No one accuses Russians of not having a sense of humor (they don't, really, but Putin is always listening, so no one says it), but they surprised the world by poking fun at themselves for the technical difficulties they had in the Opening Ceremony. That screw-up, where one of the light sculptures representing the Olympic Rings failed to open from a snowflake into a ring:


That's actually an asterisk meant to represent doped-up Olympians. (Getty)

Sources: Slate.com | Leah Goldman on Twitter