After plenty of tears and cheers during the Winter Olympics, the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, came to an official close today. But not before Russian President Vladimir Putin finally cracked a smile.
While the opening ceremonies signaled a grand start to the games, the closing ceremonies were a bit more fun, with athletes dancing across the stadium and a lucky few did so with their hard-won medals in hand.
Although we've got a long four years to wait until Olympic skating, skiing and luging are back, the team behind the closing ceremony at least ended the games with what looked like the best party of the year.
We've picked a few moments from the closing ceremony that are going to make us miss Sochi.
Apparently if you want glory, try going into cross-country skiing. The medalists from two cross-country ski races received their medals while being cheered on by tens of thousands of fans during the Sochi closing ceremonies.
They even got to see Russian President Vladimir Putin in the audience for their medal ceremony.
While all the athletes got a hearty cheer, the already loud stadium went crazy for the medalists of the men's competition, all of whom represented Russia. Not a bad way to end the games.
The Russian organizers also proved they had a sense of humor when they recreated the infamous "broken" ring from the opening ceremonies.
Hundreds of dancers took to the stadium floor to form four of the five Olympic rings. One group stayed stubbornly bunched together for a long moment.
When the final group of dancers spread out into ring form, the whole stadium cheered and maybe chuckled a bit.
We'll pretend it was that moment that finally made Putin crack a smile.
As with any Olympic ceremony, it's always fun to see the flags in action.
Especially when women in giant headdresses get to wave them.
Similar to their work in the opening ceremony, the Russian organizers put on an impressive spectacle for the final ceremony by highlighting their long history in ballet, literature and art.
Our favorite moment had to be a dance choreographed with dozens of pianos and dancers in scary white wigs.
Although it was Russia's show, South Korea got a moment to shine with a memorable musical number.