Closing ceremony ends Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

The Olympic flame has gone out as the Sochi 2014 Games ended with a spectacular closing ceremony. During the celebrations, the Russian organisers made a joke at their own expense when the fifth Olympics "failed" to unfurl

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Team GB Sochi Olympics medal winners visit Number 10

Prime Minister David Cameron has met the Team GB medal winners from the 2014 Sochi Olympics during a reception at 10 Downing Street in London.

Team GB medal winners from the 2014 Sochi Olympics,. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron takes a look at Olympic Curling bronze medalist Claire Hamilton's medal. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire


Team GB athletes party on in Sochi

After two weeks of nerve-wracking competitions and months of rigorous training, Team GB athletes were in for a party during Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony.

Judging by their Twitter feeds, they enjoyed the spectacle and partied on after the official part of the ceremony ended.

Olympic flame goes out in Sochi as Games close

Olympic Committee chief declared the Sochi Games closed, officially ending the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Sochi Olympic Games close Credit: Reuters

"I declare the 22nd Olympic Winter Games closed. In accordance with tradition, I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now in Pyeongchang to celebrate with us the 23rd Olympic Winter Games," Thomas Bach said.

Sochi mascots bid farewell Credit: Reuters

Sochi closing ceremony celebrates Russian culture

The best of Russia's culture was on display during the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

A tribute to Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff Credit: Reuters

Russia's world-famous ballet played a key role during the spectacle, which also celebrated the country's most famous writers and poets, and paid tributes to the legendary Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Ballet dancers perform during the ceremony Credit: Reuters
Pictures of Russian writers and poets on the stage Credit: Reuters


Team GB athletes enjoying Olympic closing ceremony

Team GB has plenty four medals to celebrate during the closing ceremony tonight. They are now inside the Olympic stadium in Sochi, where the ceremony takes place.

Sochi closing ceremony makes Olympic ring error gag

Sochi 2014's organisers made a joke at their own expense during the Winter Olympics closing ceremony after the fifth Olympic ring "failed" to unfurl.

The fifth Olympic ring 'fails' to unfurl. Credit: REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Harking back to the opening ceremony moment where a malfunction left the iconic rings one short, dancers in shimmering silver tops formed four perfect rings as one group remained in a tight formation.

The Olympic rings are finally complete. Credit: REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

The audience cheered as the final ring was revealed.

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