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Olympic flag passed onto Sochi

2010-03-01 13:52 BJT

Special Report: 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games |


The 2010 Winter Olympics were officially over after a spectacular closing ceremony. In a first for the games - its opening and closing spectacular all took place under a closed roof.

A festive crowd of 60,000 jammed into the stadium for the closing ceremony. The Olympic flag was lowered during the event and presented to Sochi of Russia who will host the next Winter Games in 2014. Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of Sochi, received the flag from Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

The Olympic flame is extinguished during the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver's BC Place, Canada on Feb. 28, 2010.  The Vancouver Winter Olympics concluded here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)
The Olympic flame is extinguished during the closing ceremony of the 2010 
Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver's BC Place, Canada on Feb. 28, 2010.  
The Vancouver Winter Olympics concluded here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)