After two weeks, several health scares, disappointments, and unexpected wins, the 22nd Winter Games have officially ended. Russia’s closing ceremony was fitting for the most expensive Olympics in history — and this time, there weren’t any technical malfunctions. Here are the best 5 moments of the closing ceremony:
Sochi’s parody of the ring malfunction
The decadence of the Sochi Olympics made the Olympic ring technical malfunction during the Opening Ceremonies all the more amusing to international observers. But the Russians showed that they have a sense of humor during the closing ceremony, when a group of dancers mimicked the original malfunction of four full rings and one stubborn one.
The 62-piano concert
The stage gave way to 62 pianos, which players donning Mozart wigs wheeled around while playing Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concert No. 2.”
The crying bear
Sochi’s three terrifying animatronic mascots returned to end the evening…and one even cried
Russia’s handover ceremony
As Sochi came to a close, Russia handed the honor over to Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host in 2018. South Korea celebrated by singing its national anthem in the stadium, followed by the athletes dancing.
The ceremony ended with an impressive display of fireworks that lasted for several minutes: