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

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