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The Olympic rings will be whole again for the closing ceremony. That's a promise.
Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak tells R-Sport that fans will not see a repeat of the glitch that marred the opening ceremony when one of the five rings did not form from a snowflake floating in the sky.
The glitch happened early in the opening ceremony, when snowflakes expanded to form the interlocking rings, which is one of the most anticipated moments of any Olympic opener.
Four of the rings unfolded perfectly, but the fifth remained a snowflake before show organizers sent them out of sight.