Now a nod to ballet, Bolshoi and Marinsky.
And now a salute to Russian lieterature. But where is Martin Cruz Smith's
Gotta say, these closing ceremonies are very artistic but a little dull. Hoping the upcoming circus segment spices things up.
And now time for the handover to Pyeongchang 2018.
I believe so. As host country they should get auto entry into each competition. Good opportunity for Korean - Canadians and Korean American hockey players.
Korea will be more wintery than sochi. Average high in Pyeongchang in February is 31 with lows in tens.
The 5 Olympic rings represent the world's five inhabitated continents. So which one are they leaving out?
South Korea now making its artistic presentation. No Gangnum Style yet
Oddly, "See you in Pyeongchang" is spelled in English not Cyrillic Russian. Must be for NBC.
IOC prez Thomas Bach says Russia delivered on all its promises.
Putin looks bore.d beyond belief.
Bach talks about seeing face of new russia and then declares the Games closed. Dostvadonya Sochi. Dostvadonya Russia.
But first, it's time for more giant mascots.
The creepy giant mascots are back again.
I've seen it all ... the big, giant, creepy mascot bear has shed a big, giant, creepy mascot bear tear.
The big Bear mascot blows out the Olympic flame. The 2014 Games are over. Spasiba Sochi!
Just over two weeks later, and the Sochi Olympics have come to an end. A world of thanks goes out to you sports fans and readers for your participation and interest during the Games and following our coverage throughout. Spasiba! For the last time ... Good night from Sochi!