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  • Like opening ceremonies past, this year's Olympics kickoff brought some absolutely stunning moments with fireworks, dancers, and all kinds of performances. To see it all for yourself, tune in to NBC when it broadcasts the event on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. EST.
  • Of course, it's hard to avoid a minor hiccup here and there with such a big event. This year's oops moments? A little snowflake malfunction and an Austrian athlete's tumble.
  • Also capturing attention during the opening ceremony were some of the teams' elaborate uniforms, and we couldn't help but notice that the escorts looked like The Hunger Games characters in their ensembles.
  • Want an inside look at the Games? These Instagram snaps from Sochi give a cool, behind-the-scenes glimpse of what's going on at the Olympics.