20th Winter Olympics -Finale

[AP-Winter-06; Closing Ceremonies]

It was Sweden's best medal total ever for the Winter Games. Its final gold came Sunday as the men's hockey team beat Finland 3-2. The Swedish women's hockey team also pulled the upset of the Olympics, defeating the Americans in the semifinals and going on to take the silver behind Canada.

Cindy Klassen, who trains in Calgary, is widely believed to be Canada's flag bearer during today's closing ceremony. The speed skater has won a record five medals!
Sunday, Feb. 26
Cross-Country Skiing
Men's 50km, 10 a.m.

Men's Hockey
Gold Medal, 2 p.m.

Closing Ceremony
Start, 8 p.m...

A tiny touch on the Bazaar-side (but fun) marked the conclusion of the 20th Winter 2006 Olympics...
As: DAVID CRARY AP describes:

"Turin's Olympics, a topsy-turvy mix of marvels and misadventures, ended appropriately with a closing-ceremony Carnival -- a circus-like celebration full of clowns and acrobats, vibrant and often dreamlike. Fireworks, confetti and pulsating ballads filled the air. At one point, a winged snowboarder hovered high above ground, as if by magic.

Some athletes wore red clown noses Sunday night as they swarmed across the huge stage of Olympic Stadium, waving jubilantly to a backdrop of bouncy Italian songs. Many of the 35,000 spectators donned devil and angel masks in a closing ceremony doubling as the annual Carnival festival celebrated across Italy this weekend."
Great story...
~World related topic can be found:
~Beautiful clip:: Govindam prayers in W. Olympics
~Olympic News Circle: Torino Closing Ceremony (etc.)
~Beautiful blog of Ultra-Sketch: Did we miss something?
~Scotland on SundayCha robh anns an seo ach a' chiad Achd!
~Basil:Went To A Football Game & Hockey Match Broke Out
~C. Cat's Ping: festival, and Samtsai: Posts about Last Day
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