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WINTER OLYMPICS 2022

Impressive pyrotechnic show brings the curtain down on Beijing Games

The Beijing Games will be remembered for the extremes of its anti-covid-19 measures and outrage over the doping scandal that enveloped 15-year-old Russian skating sensation Kamila Valieva.

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Beijing doused its Olympic flame on Sunday night, closing a Games that will be remembered for the extremes of its anti-covid-19 measures and outrage over the doping scandal that enveloped 15-year-old Russian skating sensation Kamila Valieva.

Chinese President Xi Jinping was on hand for the snowflake-themed ceremony at the Bird's Nest stadium, where International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach described the Beijing Games as "truly exceptional" before declaring them closed.

After two Games clouded by covid-19 restrictions, the IOC will hope that Paris 2024 will launch a new momentum for the sporting extravaganza, promising an Olympic "light at the end of the tunnel".

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