• It is scheduled to last 160 minutes, and will feature 3,500 fireworks. That’s 21.9 fireworks per minute, or a fraction over one firework every three seconds. Think about that, if ever you get bored – for every three seconds with no fireworks, there’ll be three seconds in your near future with two. Keep your eyes peeled also for tennis ace Maria Sharapova, who lived in Sochi between the ages of two and six, and heavyweight boxer Nikolai Valuev, who is probably there for the first time. Plus musical interludes from soprano Anna Netrebko, who will be singing Russia’s national anthem, and piano ace Denis Matsuev. … [Read more...] about Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opening ceremony – as it happened
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