Olympic Closing Ceremony 2014: Live Reaction, Highlights and Recap from Sochi

Kenny DorsetDirector of Social MediaFebruary 23, 2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23:  Athletes enter the arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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And with that, the 2014 Winter Olympics have come to a close.

The Closing Ceremony went off not only without any of the Opening Ceremony glitches, but even took a tongue-in-cheek moment to acknowledge the Olympic Rings gaffe from two weeks ago, with dancers recreating the moment when only four of the five rings opened.

It was 18 days marred by complaints of terrible conditions and warm weather, but the lasting legacy of Sochi should not be dirty water, rather 12 new events, several broken records and a hotly-contested medal count until the final days.

In the end, it was home Russia that brought back the most hardware with 33 total medals (13 gold). The United States came in second with 28 medals (nine gold), followed by Norway with 26 (11 gold).

Just 894 days until the 2016 Rio Games begin. Stay tuned. We'll be here when the Opening Ceremony begins.