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"Lubov" (Love), the main character featured in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, appears at the start of the show at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

"Lubov" (Love), the main character featured in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, appears at the start of the show at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

"Lubov" (Love), the main character featured in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, appears at the start of the show at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

"Lubov" (Love), the main character featured in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, appears at the start of the show at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

"Lubov" (Love), the main character featured in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, is suspended over performers in classic Russian costumes at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

"Lubov" (Love), the main character featured in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, is suspended over performers in classic Russian costumes at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The Russian national anthem and the raising of the Russian flag take place during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The Russian national anthem and the raising of the Russian flag take place during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

Performers costumed in illuminated red, white and blue outfits form the Russian national flag during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

Performers costumed in illuminated red, white and blue outfits form the Russian national flag during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The Brazil team member enter Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The Brazil team member enter Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Great Britain enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The team from Great Britain enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Great Britain waves to the audience as they enter Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The team from Great Britain waves to the audience as they enter Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Georgia enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The team from Georgia enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Kazakhstan enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The team from Kazakhstan enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Kazakhstan enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The team from Kazakhstan enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Canada enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The team from Canada enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Canada enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The team from Canada enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Morocco enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The team from Morocco enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Nortway enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT)

The team from Nortway enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Chuck Myers/MCT) (MCT)

Scenes highlighting Russia's rich landscape and cultural diversity float past the audience during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Scenes highlighting Russia's rich landscape and cultural diversity float past the audience during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (Chicago Tribune)

Performers in red, white and blue illuminated costumes form the Russian national flag during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Performers in red, white and blue illuminated costumes form the Russian national flag during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (Chicago Tribune)

The parade of athletes takes place during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The parade of athletes takes place during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (Chicago Tribune)

"Lubov" (Love), the main character featured in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, is suspended over the stadium floor at the start of the show at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

"Lubov" (Love), the main character featured in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, is suspended over the stadium floor at the start of the show at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (Chicago Tribune)

Performers in traditiona Russian costumes perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Performers in traditiona Russian costumes perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (Chicago Tribune)

Performers in traditional Russian costumes perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Performers in traditional Russian costumes perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (Chicago Tribune)

A winter scene featuring a mechanical dog floats past the audience early in the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

A winter scene featuring a mechanical dog floats past the audience early in the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (Chicago Tribune)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, center left, stand together during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, center left, stand together during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Performers costumed in illuminated red, white and blue outfits prepare to form the Russian national flag during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Performers costumed in illuminated red, white and blue outfits prepare to form the Russian national flag during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Brazil enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The team from Brazil enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (MCT)

The team from Great Britain enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The team from Great Britain enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (MCT)

The team from China enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The team from China enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (MCT)

The team from the United States enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

The team from the United States enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

The United States team enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The United States team enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (MCT)

The United States team enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The United States team enters Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (MCT)

Injured American moguls skier Heidi Kloser uses crutches to enter Fisht Olympic Stadium with the United States team during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Injured American moguls skier Heidi Kloser uses crutches to enter Fisht Olympic Stadium with the United States team during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT) (MCT)

Scenes from the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi.


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