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Russia pokes fun of self in Olympics closing ceremony [PHOTOS]

Olympic ceremony director raises eyebrows by making fun of a mistake from the opening ceremony.

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DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Actors form the Olympic rings during the Closing Ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Actors form the Olympic rings during the Closing Ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony showed they had a sense of humor about a flaw they had two weeks ago on opening night.

During the opening ceremony Feb. 7, viewers noticed there was a bit of a problem with five giant snowflakes suspended from the top of the arena. The snowflakes were supposed to open up to create the iconic five Olympic rings, but one failed to deploy.

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Olympic ceremony director Konstantin Ernst was spotted before Sunday night's event with a T-shirt hinting at what was the come at the closing ceremony.

The program poked fun at that first gaffe by recreating it, this time with dancers on the arena floor.

[Yahoo]

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