2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Comes to a Close

The Sochi Winter Olympics concluded yesterday, after 16 days of competition on the ice and snow. Host nation Russia won the most medals overall, taking home 33, followed by the U.S. with 28, and Norway with 26. The event was brought to a close in Fisht Stadium last night, with a massive closing ceremony ending with a handoff to Pyeongchang, South Korea, host nation of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Collected below are images of the last days of competition, and last night's closing ceremony. Be sure to also see Olympic Photos Part I, and Part II, earlier on In Focus.

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