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Opening Ceremony blunders

There's a reason you don’t see many white doves flying during the Opening Ceremony. During 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, a group of ceremonial doves were released and flew to the nearby cauldron. Moments later as the flame was ignited, the world watched in horror as some of the birds burned alive.

Opening Ceremony blunders

The pageantry, the spectacle, and the snafus of past Opening Ceremonies. Host nations spend millions of dollars and plan for years but something always seems to go awry.

With all of Rio’s issues leading up to the Olympics, it seems likely that there might be a few mishaps during the Opening Ceremony.

Here are nine memorable Opening Ceremony mishaps.