The best description I can think of for the team USA outfits? A mashup of a 4th of July picnic and an ugly Christmas sweater party. But kudos to Ralph Lauren for at least sticking to his Made in USA pledge. The wool came from the Imperial Stock Ranch here in Shaniko, Oregon, was spun in Pennsylvania, dyed in North Carolina, and knitted into those soon to be collectible sweaters in California.
Too bad the news is all about the glitch with the fifth ring. The ceremonies were a feast for the eyes. The architect in me gives the gold medal to the floating onion domes. The techie in me gives another gold medal to the fabulous floor.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the Opening Ceremony.
Let the games begin.