Opening Ceremony kicks off Olympics

Published: Feb 07 2014 12:41:42 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 07 2014 02:40:13 PM EST

The 2014 Winter Olympics officially started Friday with an Opening Ceremony featuring fireworks, thousands of athletes and one malfunctioning Olympic ring.

Fisht Olympic Stadium fireworks, Opening Ceremony
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Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Park and Fisht Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 7, 2014.

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2014 Sochi Olympic medal count

COUNTRY
G
S
B
TOTAL
Russia
13
11
9
33
United States
9
7
12
28
Norway
11
5
10
26
Canada
10
10
5
25
Netherlands
8
7
9
24
Germany
8
6
5
19
Austria
4
8
5
17
France
4
4
7
15
Sweden
2
7
6
15
Switzerland
6
3
2
11
China
3
4
2
9
South Korea
3
3
2
8
Czech Republic
2
4
2
8
Slovenia
2
2
4
8
Japan
1
4
3
8
Italy
0
2
6
8
Belarus
5
0
1
6
Poland
4
1
1
6
Finland
1
3
1
5
Great Britain
1
1
2
4
Latvia
0
2
2
4
Australia
0
2
1
3
Ukraine
1
0
1
2
Slovakia
1
0
0
1
Croatia
0
1
0
1
Kazakhstan
0
0
1
1
Medal count will be updated at the conclusion of each day's medal events.
 
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