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Sochi closing ceremony: Flying the flags

Flag bearers enter the stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Lizzy Yarnold, who won the gold in skeleton, carried the flag for Team GB Lizzy Yarnold

Flag bearers in Sochi closing ceremony Credit: Reuters
Lizzy Yarnold carries the flag 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.


Sochi 2014 Olympics closing ceremony under way

Lizzy Yarnold 'proud' to be flag bearer for Britain

Gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold has said she is "proud" after it was revealed she would carry the flag for Great Britain at the Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony.

Team GB's Elise Christie crashes out of Winter Games

Speed skater Elise Christie's calamitous Winter Olympics came to an end as she crashed out of the women's 1000m semi-finals on the final bend.

Great Britain's Elise Christie collides with China's Li Jianrou

Christie, who had did not finish at either of her previous 500m and 1500m disciplines, sought to force her way through for a top-two finish.

But she tangled with China's Jianrou Li and both were disqualified for impeding, leaving race winner Suk Hee Shim and another Chinese skater, Kexin Fan, to go through.

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