Same with Vancouver 2010... one of the 4 big arms (tubes) that came out of the floor to light the flame didn't come up and had to be started manually. I was struck by how similar the Russian opening ceremonies were to Vancouver's - people flying through the air and video on the floor etc - but found out the same group of Canadians designed both so no surprise (other than the fact Russia out spent us 1000X). Such corruption.
I have a 60' plasma TV this year and wow do the Olympics look fabulous. CBC and NBC cameras are so good.
I'm lovin' the 60" too! Really makes a difference. I loved Canada's coats this year.