Olympic ring fail: Fake Audi ad is brilliant; technician death in ring fail a hoax

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A brilliant fake Audi ad has been created by a fan after the Olympic ring fail in at the Games opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, last week.

One of the five giant snowflakes hanging from the ceiling at the opening ceremony failed to open into a giant Olympic ring, resulting in just four rings. An ad for the Audi, which has just four rings, has been circulating this week following the Olympic ring fail.

The ad shows four rings with the unopened snowflake at the far right with the caption, "When four rings is all you need."

An Audi representative confirmed to  Mashable that the ad is not an official ad from the car company. "It is most likely from an Audi fan," the rep said.

Meanwhile, other rumors surfaced on social media this week that the man responsible for the 2014 Olympic ring failing to open up has been found dead.

Rumors that technical specialist T. Borris Avdeyev had been found stabbed to death in his hotel room is false.

The hoax came from the satirical The Daily Currant website, which is known to create hoaxes out of real life stories. The site wrote: "The man responsible for operating the Olympic Rings during last night's Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Russia was found dead today. According to local reports the body of T. Borris Avdeyev was found his hotel room early this morning with multiple stab wounds.

"Avdeyev was a technical specialist responsible for the Olympic Ring spectacle, which embarrassingly malfunctioned last night. Five animatronic snowflakes were supposed to transform into Olympic Rings. The first four functioned properly but the fifth snowflake failed to change shape.

"Although his body was badly mangled and the wounds were consistent with a struggle, so far officials say they don't suspect foul play."

The hoax story also says that a police officer stated: "It's terrible when accidents like this happen. But then again, maybe Mr. Avdeyev should have thought twice before he screwed up the Olympics. Accidents tend to happen to people who betray Russia."

The hoax went viral on Twitter and Facebook over the weekend.