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February 13, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Poll: Are you watching the Sochi Olympics?

In this second in a sequence of four images, one second after the previous one, Russian President Vladimir Putin waits in the presidential lounge to be introduced at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Behind him, a TV screen shows four of the Olympic rings almost fully open at the start of the ceremony, while the fifth ring remains closed. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)

Russian President Vladimir Putin waits in the presidential lounge to be introduced at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Behind him, a TV screen shows four of the Olympic rings almost fully open at the start of the ceremony, while the fifth ring remains closed. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)

When that fifth Olympic ring failed to open up during the opening ceremony in Sochi last Friday, I joked to a friend that someone was going to pay dearly for that mistake. The next day, a hoax story spread on the Internet that claimed the person in charge of that portion of the program was found dead. Though the story wasn’t true (as explained by Buzzfeed), it certainly fed a negative, western media-driven narrative that this year’s Winter Olympics are destined to be a disaster.

How many of you considered not watching the Sochi games? Tell us in the poll after the jump:

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