Russian President Vladimir Putin was named the world's most powerful man in 2013, according to Forbes Magazine - and the Olympic Games are supposed to be his crowning achievement.
But the Games have gotten off to a rock start.
Half-finished hotels have rooms that are missing things like light-bulbs, chairs and even doorknobs.
Beyond that, one of the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony failed to illuminate, leaving a single snowflake where the ring should have appeared.
Police also arrested several gay rights activists in St. Petersburg and Moscow Friday for waving rainbow flags.
OutFront: Randall Lane is the Editor of Forbes.