In a charming touch, the Sochi organizers used the ceremony to make a joke at their own expense.
Ten funniest pictures from Sochi Olympics 2014, that sum up exactly what went wrong behind the scenes.
The IOC lifted the ban on Feb. 11 following fresh elections last week.
McLaren have two employees at Sochi embedded with the skeleton and bobsleigh teams.
The secretive Under Armour suit was developed with help from aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin.
With corporates pitching in with equipment, physical ability becomes secondary.