SOCHI SCENE: Rings, take 2

SOCHI SCENE: Rings, take 2

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: Dancers form the Olympic rings during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 4:27 PM

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — This time, Sochi got the Olympic rings right. And with a little self-deprecating humor, too.

A group of 700 dancers formed the five Olympic rings Sunday night during the closing ceremony at Fisht Stadium, but delayed forming the fifth ring in a humorous nod to a pyrotechnic malfunction during the opening ceremony.

Dancers symbolizing small fish wore flowing, mirrored robes while forming different shapes on the arena floor, including a sea, the infinity symbol and eventually, the rings. Above them, a boat with a clown and a little girl passed in the air.

The crowd cheered when seeing the smaller, filled circle, then roared even more loudly when the dancers spread apart to form the fully-shaped ring.

— By Oskar Garcia — Twitter http://twitter.com/oskargarcia

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