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Sochi Olympics Begin With Spectacular Opening Ceremony

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi kicked off Friday with a glitzy opening ceremony that organizers hoped would paint a shining image of post-Soviet Russia.Brand new Fisht Olympic Stadium, which holds 40,000 people, hosted the ceremony, which featured Russian music, ballet stars, acrobats and cosmonauts. Athletes from the more than 80 nations competing in Sochi filled the stadium. The lighting of the Olympic torch and fireworks lit the night sky to...

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