And just like that, it's over: The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic's have come to a close. These games were definitely interesting, in a kind of weird way. From the early disasters that included hotel rooms falling apart to the amazing memes the Games brought us (not to mention Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir's flawless coverage, and Bob Costa's pink eye), we're not going to forget Sochi soon.
That said, the closing ceremony at Sochi last night was a perfect goodbye to the Games. At times, it was spectacular, and more awe-inspiring than any closing ceremony in the last decade. Other times, it was just plain hilarious.
Let's break it down:
First, there was Sochi's attempt to poke fun at the opening ceremony gaffe, in which one of the Olympic's rings didn't manage to appear due to "technical difficulties."
What started out as just strange did turn into a genius move by the end though. At least Sochi had a good sense of humor about it.
Then there was this crying bear Olympic mascot, that, well, sobbed the entire time.
And set a fire.
And towered over some extremely talented gymnasts whilst still shedding tears.
Is anyone else reminded of that crying cat from Miley Cyrus' AMAs performance? Who'd have thought the Olympics would be inspired by Hannah Montana?
Anyway, this also happened. No, we are not sure what he's doing either, but he seems really into it, so we should let him be:
Team USA got down with their bad selves and proved once and for all that white people suck at dancing:
And this guy stole the show with mutton chops that would make Ambrose Burnside proud.
We'll miss you, Sochi!
[Images via Tumblr, SB Nation, Sooziq, Deadspin]
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