2014 Sochi Olympics: Watch the Olympic Bear Shed a Tear as the Winter Games Close (GIF)

Sochi bear mascot cries

Another successful Winter Olympic Games came to a close on Sunday when the closing ceremonies for the 2014 Sochi Games were held following Canada’s 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men’s hockey final.

Just like the opening ceremonies, we were treated to lots of eye-candy, as there was certainly no shortage of money spent on this spectacle.  But with the show—and the Games—nearing its end, it was time to put out the Olympic flame for another two years, until it’s reignited in Rio for the 2016 Summer Games.

And who better to do the honors of officially ending the 2014 Winter Olympics than the Sochi bear mascot himself?

Here he is, blowing out the flame…

…before shedding a tear.

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