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Fireworks display kicks off Russian Winter Olympics

Friday, February 07, 2014 - 01:08

Feb. 7 - An elaborate fireworks display at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Russian Winter Olympics marks the beginning of the games. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Russia's Winter Olympics officially got underway on the Black Sea coast on Friday with a burst of fireworks and a dazzling opening ceremony that President Vladimir Putin hoped would dispel fears of militant attacks and a row over gay rights. Putin has staked his reputation on hosting a safe and successful Games in the resort town of Sochi, where a high-octane show before 40,000 spectators at the gleaming new Fisht Stadium signaled the start of the full sporting program. Russia's first Winter Games opened with a 2-1/2 hour ceremony.

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Fireworks display kicks off Russian Winter Olympics

Friday, February 07, 2014 - 01:08