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2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 07: Fireworks on display over the Olympic Park during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Winter Olympics 2014: Best Moments of the Opening Ceremony

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games

kicked off with an opening ceremony called "Welcome to Sochi," celebrating Russia's rich history. As the delegations of proud athletes paraded through Fisht Olympic Stadium, the spectacle featured lots and lots of fireworks (22 tons), ballet dancers, spirited mascots, performance routines, and

a robust refresher in Russian culture. Click here for a full recap and click through to see the best moments.