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February 23, 2014

22:40

After 16 days of intense competition, the Sochi Winter Games are officially over.

RT’s Olympic crew bids farewell to you until the Paralympics, which Sochi hosts on March 6-17.

22:29

The Olympic athletes join the after-party, which starts at the Fisht arena right after the closing ceremony.

22:21

Fireworks light up the sky above the Olympic Park in Sochi once again.

Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

22:19

The Fisht stadium sings in anticipation of spring, which is less than a week away.

22:14
22:13

The Polar Bear puts out the Olympic flame with his breath as the song from the closing ceremony of the Moscow 1980 is played at the stadium.

22:10

The Sochi 2014 mascots – the Leopard, the Hare and the Polar Bear – arrive at the Fisht stadium.

22:09

The XXII Winter Olympics Games are declared closed by the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach.

22:09

Giant mirrors are brought into the Fisht stadium.

22:04

“Russia delivered all what it had promised. What took decades in other parts of the world, was achieved here in Sochi in just seven years,” Bach stressed.

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