Maybe it's just supposed to be winking?
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Here's one of the first images coming out of Sochi (where the Opening Ceremony has already begun), and we're hoping it's the first of many hilarious malfunctions (that don't result in any athletes or spectators being seriously injured). The other snowflakes managed to turn into Olympic rings, but this one just wants to be a snowflake forever. Aww.

Sources: USA Today