Sochi Winter Olympics comes to a close

  • Performers recreate the fifth Olympic ring that didn’t open in the opening ceremony during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • The Russian flag is carried into the stadium, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia.
  • A dancer performs during the closing ceremony, Feb. 23, 2014 at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia.
  • Dancers perform during the closing ceremony, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.
  • Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • A piano player performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • Dancers perform during the Pyeongchang 2018 presentation as part of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, Feb. 23, 2014 at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia.
  • (L-R) Silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia, gold medalist Alexander Legkov of Russia and bronze medalist Ilia Chernousov of Russia celebrate in the medal ceremony for the Men’s 50 km Mass Start Free during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, Feb. 23, 2014 at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia.
  • Performers take part in the show during the closing ceremony, Feb. 23, 2014.
  • Performers take part in the closing ceremony, Feb. 23, 2014.
  • Norway’s gold medal winner Marit Bjoergen, center, with compatriots silver medal winner Therese Johaug, left, bronze medal winner Kristin Stoermer Steira during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • Flagbearers arrive holding their national flags in the closing ceremony, Feb. 23, 2014.
  • Performers take part in the closing ceremony, Feb. 23, 2014.
  • A performer floats through the sky as she takes part in the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Feb. 23, 2014.
  • South Korean artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
  • Performers take part in the closing ceremony, Feb. 23, 2014.
  • Thomas Bach (L), President of the IOC and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) attend the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, Feb. 23, 2013 at Fisht Olympic Stadium Sochi, Russia.
  • Fireworks explode over Olympic Park, with the Olympic cauldron extinguished, during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony on Feb. 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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The 2014 Winter Olympics drew to a close Sunday with the host country, Russia, nabbing the most medals at 33. The United States finished in second place, winning 28 medals, and Norway rounded up the top three with its 26 total medals.

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