The 404 page on the Olympics' site should get a gold medal

They say Olympic-sized screw-ups plus time equal comedy. Or something like that. Whatever the phrase, it appears the Olympics’ own homepage is taking it to heart.

If you go to a missing or glitched page at Olympic.orglike this one, for example— you will get the following page.

The Olympics website’s 404 page is a light-hearted dig at the Sochi Opening Ceremony. (


In case you don’t remember, that incomplete version of the Olympic rings went viral during the Sochi Opening Ceremony when one of the rings descending upon Fisht Olympic Stadium failed to open. Pyrotechnics soon went off around the four rings that had opened, completing the image.

One of the Olympic rings fails to open during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo)

This isn’t the first time the Olympics have poked fun at the mishap, as the Sochi organizers took a fun shot at themselves during the Closing Ceremony. When dancers formed the Olympic rings, one group waited a while to open up.

Artists make a formation in the shape of the Olympic Rings, with the last ring yet to open, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo)

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