Switzerland. We made it. DRINK.
And Switzerland has just beaten Canada and Austria for the most red every used in an Olympic uniform.
Jamaica - all black - now there's a country after my fashion heart.
The Russians are coming and the place has exploded. I hope these stands hold.
Russia as the host is the last country to arrive.
And the Russian women are all channeling
Huge cheer as athletes from Russia enter Fisht Stadium in Santa coats.
The women of the Russian team wear long fur-lined coats in the colour of Russia's flag. They're inspired by a character from Russian folklore, Snegurochka, Father Christmas’s granddaughter. So, not far off, Vinay.
"Not far off" was basically my goal today, Emma.
The Russian men wear a double-breasted peacoat lined with sheepskin complete with ear-flap hats...they're quite stately.
The performance gear the Russian team will wear to events features two letters meant to look like the silhouettes of the fairy tale characters, Pegasus and Griffon. These symbols are supposed to bring good luck.
Richard Lautens, PETA will have a field day with that fur lining...
Giant bear, rabbit and tiger mascots now freaking out the crowd.
@Catt: every time you see a country wearing red and white.
Catt: For Kevin, it's not a game so much as a lifestyle.
All of the athletes have entered, and now we return to a video presentation on the history of Russia.
The Russian team's uniform found its inspiration from fairytales...or was it furry tales?
If this "progress" montage was a feature film, I would totally go see it.