Farewell, Sochi! Brimming with pride and medals, Russia closes costliest Olympics ever

  • Article by: JOHN LEICESTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 23, 2014 - 7:44 PM

SOCHI, Russia — Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

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