The 2014 Sochi Games came to an extravagant conclusion Sunday with a Closing Ceremony that matched the fantastic display of the Opening Ceremony from over two weeks ago.
As the ceremony neared its end, the Sochi mascots – who have become a staple of the games all the way back to their introduction at the Opening Ceremony – entered the center of the stadium.
The Sochi bear approached the Olympic flame and somewhat surprisingly, it was the bear that “blew out” the Olympic flame, signifying the end of the Games.
Like us all, the bear was extremely distraught that the Games had to end. Fittingly, the bear cried a single bear tear down his left bear cheek. We'll miss you too, big fella.
It really has been a great Olympics for bears, hasn't it?
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