Awaiting the final event at the Sochi Olympics

By Kathy Lally, February 21, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — As the flames shot up the side of the 160-foot-tall Olympic cauldron and the last notes of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” fell like so many embers across the darkened arena, 150 people in the glass control room caught their collective breath, exhaling in a prolonged scream.

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