Athletics notwithstanding, there are likely three things people will remember from the 2014 Sochi Olympic games.
- Russia’s horrible human rights violations against homosexuals
- Bob Costas’ freaky eye infection
- That 5th Olympic ring that just.wouldn’t.open during the opening ceremonies
While Russia’s anti-gay attitude can be explained as malignant thuggish evil, and Costas’ eye as the result of someone having farted on his pillow (we assume), the opening ceremony ring debacle has, thus far, been impossible to figure out.
Using his vast network of Soviet-era contacts, our friend The Boston Jew (you may remember him from this Santa tongue-lashing from a few months back) managed to smuggle out the only known tape of what, exactly, was going on backstage during that cringe-worthy Olympic snafu.
This is Olympian high drama at it’s best: