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Olympics: Russia hands over to South Korea

Sochi Mayor Anatoliy Pakhomov handed the Olympic flag to Pyeongchang Mayor Lee Sok-ra during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

South Korean city of Pyeongchang will host the Winter Olympics in 2018.

Sochi Mayor Anatoliy Pakhomov and Pyeongchang Mayor Lee Sok-ra 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

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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.

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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.

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