Yep - we're good with snow and ice in Canada.
Kerry, if the RCMP were a 1950s college curling team from Manitoba. I joke. I'd actually buy one of those coats. But then again, I've always wanted to learn
how to curl.
I'm especially impressed with all the Russian attendants in white who have to sway side-to-side the whole time the athletes are marching in. Those people have very sturdy ankles.
Cathal, I'm really impressed with their fuzzy white hats.
Vinay, if you were ever to buy Armani you'd feel more poor. An Armani suit goes for $2,500.
I love the countries with small contingents
Netherlands, making orange wearable in 2014.
@EmmaYardley: Orange is the new black
The flagbearer for New Zealand is the first in Olympic history to kill his own outfit.
The Kiwi contingent are all wearing hooded merino wool onesies made on the South Island by Mons Royale. Get yours now.
Kosan, I suppose Bermudians do kind of own the whole long short thing.
BBC says Venezuelan was diagnosed with brain tumor at age 8 and given 3 mos. to live. First time Olympian at 42
By focussing on world leaders waving in the stands every time their country marches in, we are reminded of how many world leaders snubbed this ceremony.
South Korea's Fila puffa jackets look cozy. Also, just noticed how similar the Fila logo and the S. Korea flag are...
Kevin, no wonder the Venezuelan athlete was so happy. This has doubled my desire to be his friend.
MJClaridge, they got so much flack in the fashion community but, honestly, I think they're wonderful.
IOC boss Thomas Bach is giving a longish speech in which he touches glancingly on 'discrimination'. Good that he said something, but it was a long, long way from definitive.
Vladimir Putin, looking very stentorian, opens the Games officially. Cue fireworks.
Time for the doves of peace.
No helicopter scene for Putin, he just said a couple lines in Russian to officially open the Games
, from his seat, and that's it for him in this opening.