Olympics Closing Ceremony Pokes Fun at Ring Failure During Opening


The world said goodbye to the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia on Sunday.

During the closing ceremony, the organizers made a self-deprecating reference to the opening ceremony, which made international news when the fifth Olympic ring failed to open.

In the farewell spectacle held at Fisht Olympic Stadium, 700 synchronized dancers circled the arena and mirrored the iconic Olympic rings. The last band, however, purposely stayed close for a long and awkward pause until it decided to blossom into the final circle.

The host country reigned supreme with 33 medals overall, and the United States placed second in the Sochi Games with a total of 28 awards.

Now that the Winter Olympics has ran its course, the countdown begins for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Check out the medal standings below: