In Pictures - Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 concludes with glittery closing ceremony

Updated: Feb 20, 2022, 08:32 PM(IST)

The Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 concluded on Sunday (February 20), marking an end to what has been one of the most controversial editions of the showpiece event. The Beijing Winter Games came to an end with a spectacular closing ceremony. The Games will be remembered for the extreme COVID-19 restrictions and the doping scandal of Russian skater Kamila Valieva.

Children perform during the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics

Children perform during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, on February 20, 2022.

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IOC president Thomas Bach delivers a speech during the closing ceremony

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach delivers a speech during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the National Stadium in Beijing.

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Performers light up Beijing Winter Olympics sloing ceremony

Performers wave national flags during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the National Stadium in Beijing.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets IOC chief

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (L) and China's President Xi Jinping talk during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

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Fireworks light up the sky at Beijing Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Fireworks light up the sky during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, on February 20, 2022.

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One World

Fireworks forming the words 'One World' are triggered during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

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Olympic flame extinguished

The Olympic flame is extinguished during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing.

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