No Tims for you, Gillespie.
Countdown clock in stadium went to 1 min and disappeared. Must mean something....
Trivia answer: New York has 18 athletes. 19 come from Minnesota and Colorado. The winner is California, with 20!
Breaking: There are 33 letters in the Russian alphabet.
And now, the ceremonies have begun...
Shout out to Nabakov. Read 'Pale Fire'. It's good for you.
"Dreams of Russia" is the theme to the Opening Ceremonies... It traces the history of Russia as seen through the eyes of a young girl, Lubov ("love.")
@CathalKelly: wait till you get to the backwards N
Wow. Sounds and feels like a thunder storm in here.
Now we begin a segment called 'Voices of Russia' - a kite trip through all the corners of the country.
3,000 performers featured in Opening Ceremony, including this little girl with a kite who is floating, Peter Pan-style, towards a half-moon.
Note to self: Drag Kevin to karaoke bar tonight.
Feels a bit Star Wars like with these floating ships
No horses were harmed in the making of this opening ceremonies...just dogs.
It's snowing now in the building. With the temperature I could believe it was real if there weren't an overpowering fume smell coming with it.
I once played a Russian dancer in Fiddler on the Roof. I wore the same sort of hat. It's called a shapka-ushanka.
"Ring malfunction" to start these games.
National anthem of Russian Federation about to commence.
The Russian anthem always makes me want to kill Nazis.
Putin sings the Russian national anthem...and the all-male choir wears white pearlescent ties.
Russian anthem is one of my favourites. Glad they changed the words. Not that I knew any of them.
Now following the final steps of the Olympic Torch...