The Closing Ceremony is the last large-scale event of the Games at which the Games are officially concluded. The athletes take part in a parade and the spectators again experience the exciting atmosphere of the Games.
At the Closing Ceremony the Games are officially concluded when the President of the IOC gives a ceremonial speech.
Alongside the speech by the President of the IOC/IPC, the Closing Ceremony also includes a number of official elements: the performance of the national anthem and the Greek national anthem (as the birthplace of the first Olympic Games), the lowering of the flags and the athletes' parade, and the lowering of the Olympic Flag.
But, of course, the Closing Ceremony is also another colorful show, in which brilliant artists perform, just as in the Opening Ceremony. Attending the Closing Ceremony will leave you with memories which will stay with you your whole life.
Part of the Closing Ceremony program is an artistic performance put on by the next host city of the Games. At the Closing Ceremony in Sochi, after the flag handover ceremony, there will be a performance by artists from Korea - the country in which the next host city of the Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang, is situated.
We have arranged a special surprise for ticket holders of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony - only those spectators in the stands will be able to see a unique show featuring stars of Russian show business, which can’t be seen on TV.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fisht Olympic Stadium at 19.00.
We recommend using the Games Spectator transport system that is free of charge. The buses and trains will operate until 02.00.
Please be aware that the route from the entrance of the Olympic Park to the Fisht Stadium may take up to an hour during this busy period. For your own comfort, please dress appropriately as the Fisht is an open air stadium and depending on the weather the stands may be chilly.
Attention! It is prohibited to bring food and beverages through the gates of the Olympic Park. You will be able to buy food and beverages in the Park and Venue. The full list of prohibited items you may find at http://www.sochi2014.com/en/spectators-security-and-medicine
Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee