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Performers recreate the ring that did not open during the opening ceremony during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
SOCHI, Russia—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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Associated Press reporters are filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1c3WMiu


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