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Participants march by as one of the Olympic Rings fails to completely illuminate during the opening ceremony
 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014.  REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)   - RTX18CM7 Participants march by as one of the Olympic Rings fails to completely illuminate during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT) - RTX18CM7  

10 epic fails from the Sochi Olympics [SLIDESHOW]

The Sochi Olympic Games are captivating viewers worldwide, but the event has not been entirely absent of some ridiculous problems as well.

Here are 10 epic fails from Sochi.

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  • The benevolent Putin gives a rare visit to some of the nation's most famous athletes ahead of the Olympic hockey tournament. He awkwardly decided to show up in full hockey gear. (GETTY IMAGES 2014)
  • Stray dogs roam around the competition courses. (AFP Photo:Kirill Kudryavtsev)
  • The awful conditions at Sochi hotels. (@mattgutmanABC/ Twitter)
  • They couldn't even get the toilet situation under control. (Twitter/ @markgongloff)
  • U.S. bobsled team member Johnny Quinn had an unfortunate week full of hotel utility malfunctions. First his bathroom door lock broke, trapping him inside. A few days later he was stuck in a faulty elevator with a teammate for several hours. (Twitter/ @JohnnyQuinnUSA)
  • Again with the bathroom issues. (Twitter/ @DaveSheinin)
  • Matt Lauer and Al Roker look like huge, awkward dorks. (Photo: NBC)
  • Zdeno Chara is the tallest player in the NHL, standing at 6 feet 9 inches, but apparently Russian preparations at the Olympic village had no idea. (Photo: SME)
  • These Russian police officers are doing a great job. (Twitter/ @Sochi_Problems)
  • Where is the fifth ring go? And what is that snowflake thing? (REUTERS-Phil Noble)