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Lights go out on costliest Games ever

Posted: February 24, 2014 at 2:26 a.m.

Men's giant slalom gold medalist Ted Ligety of the United States wears the American flag on the podium at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Men's giant slalom gold medalist Ted Ligety of the United States wears the American flag on the podium at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

SOCHI, Russia — Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the most expensive Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

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