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A member of Austria's delegation lies on the ground after falling during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom)


One Austrian athlete made a mark on the opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, today — unfortunately, it was on his face.

An as yet unidentified member of the Austrian delegation, perhaps distracted by trying to take photographs and walk simultaneously, fell on his face while entering the Fisht Stadium.

The flop came early in the traditional parade of nations.

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Austria has sent more than 100 athletes to compete in this years games.

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