Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver ended

17 days after the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver ended. It was served with 258 medals, most of which took the United States, Canada and Germany. The second half of the games went much more smoothly than in the first week - many athletes literally amazed with their performances. Yesterday evening, a crowd of 60,000 filled the stadium «BC Place» in Vancouver to watch the closing ceremony. The ceremony took place immediately after a major sporting event - the final game of ice hockey, which Team Canada beat the US team. Now, the Olympic flame will travel to London - to the Summer Olympic Games in 2012, and then in Sochi - the Winter Olympics 2014. In this issue are pictures from the second half of the Olympics in Vancouver.

Ryan St. Onge of the US practicing before the final freestyle on Mount Cypress February 25. (ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP / Getty Images)

Frenchwoman Marie Laure Brunet in the women's biathlon 4x6 km at Whistler Olympic Park on 23 February. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP / Getty Images)

Girl photographed in Vancouver on February 19. (AP Photo / Odd Andersen)

Skier on downhill skiing on February 21 in Whistler. (Clive Rose / Getty Images)

Italian Peter Fill falls in the competition for the super-G on February 19. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP / Getty Images)

Canadian Joannie Rochette cries after her performance in the short program figure skating on 23 February. Although Rochette's mother died of a heart attack just a few days earlier, the athlete decided to stay at the Olympics, where he won the bronze medal. (ROBYN BECK / AFP / Getty Images)

Hockey finals between the United States and Canada on the 13th day of the Olympics. (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)

Anja Huber of Germany won the bronze medal in the final of women's skeleton competition on February 19. (OLIVER LANG / AFP / Getty Images)

Start Women's Biathlon 12 km 5 in Whistler on 21 February. (AP Photo / Matthias Schrader)

Mountains Coast Mountains in British Columbia basking in the morning sun. The photo was taken from the mountain Cypress February 21 ahead of the competition on male ski cross. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

Italian bobsleigh team led by Simone Bertatstso, February 19 finishes. (REUTERS / Pawel Kopczynski (CANADA)

Jon Montgomery of Canada enjoys a gold medal in the men's skeleton competition on the eighth day of the Olympics. (Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)

Sven Kramer of the Netherlands angrily pushes his coach Gerard Kemkers after the final competition in speed skating race at 10,000 meters on 23 February. Kemkers mistakenly advised Kramer change track in the middle of the race, for which the athlete was punished by disqualification. (REUTERS / Jerry Lampen)

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the US stands in the free program at the stadium «Pacific Coliseum» on 22 February. (DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP / Getty Images)

From left to right: feet Khan Yueshuan from Hong Kong, Kimberly Derrick from the US and Annita van Doorn in the Netherlands during the short track at 1000 meters on February 24th. (REUTERS / David Gray)

Spectators watch team performance in the competition jumping high jumping in Whistler on 22 February. (AP Photo / Matthias Schrader)

Medics assist Swede Patrick Yaerbinu after falling competitions Supergiant February 19. (AP Photo / Luca Bruno)

Multiple exposure Slovak bobsleigh team headed by Milan Yagnesakom after the final turn of February 19. (LEON NEAL / AFP / Getty Images)

Canadian Ashleigh McIvor kisses his skis during the medal ceremony after the women's freestyle competition at Cypress Mountain on 23 February. (ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP / Getty Images)

Matti Hautamaeki of Finland prepares to jump on the eighth day of the Olympics in Vancouver. (Lars Baron / Bongarts / Getty Images)

Briton Amy Williams celebrates a gold medal in the women's skeleton in Whistler on February 19. (REUTERS / Tony Gentile (CANADA)

Team skaters from South Korea is kneeling before the flag of their country, received a silver medal in the short track at 5000 meters on February 26. (ROBYN BECK / AFP / Getty Images)

American bobsledder Steven Holcomb looks out of the sled after training in Whistler. Holcomb his team won the gold medal - the first in the United States in the sport since 1948. (AP Photo / Ricardo Mazalan)

Frenchman Ted Piccard (left) and Daron Ralves US faced during the 1/8 finals freestyle on Mount Cypress on 21 February. (REUTERS / Chris Helgren)

Athlete in training freestyle February 19. (MARTIN BUREAU / AFP / Getty Images)

GBR-1 pilot John Jackson shows his bruises he received after he and his friend Dan Mony overturned during bobsleigh (two) on February 20. (AP Photo / Ricardo Mazalan)

Czech Ondrej Bank goes the distance during the slalom on 23 February. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty Images)

Silver medalist Shani Davis (right) from the US goes, head down, with the Dutchman Mark Teytertom (foreground), won first place in the race at 1,500 meters on February 20. (REUTERS / Dylan Martinez)

Canadian Cheryl Bernard looks at the stone which was started by her in the semifinals of women's curling competition in Vancouver on February 25. (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong)

American Johnny Spillane took the silver medal in Nordic combined. (Philippe Montigny / Agence Zoom / Getty Images)

Russian Ivan Skobrev reacts after the race at 1,500 meters on February 20. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

The Russian team of skaters practicing before the competition on February 25. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

American Lindsey Vonn crashed into a fence during the first round of slalom on the 13th day of the Olympics.

Shelley-Ann Brown of Canada's crying - her team won the silver medal in bobsled in Whistler on February 24th. (REUTERS / Tony Gentile)

Gold medalist Kim Yu-Na of Korea performs at a gala concert on February 27th. (AP Photo / Amy Sancetta)

Australian Tatiana Borodulina (left) breaks away from the Japanese Mika Ozawa and Italian Cecilia Maffei during sorevnvoaniya Short Track 1000m. (REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson)

Haley Irwin (left) and Meghan Agosta of Team Canada hockey lie on ice with champagne, beer and a cigar after defeating Team USA 2-0 on Feb. 25. (Alex Livesey / Getty Images)

Women's Team Canada poses with the gold medal, beating the US team in the finals on February 25. (REUTERS / Shaun Best)

Canadian forward Sidney Crosby (left) and his friend Scott Niedermayer celebrate their victory over Team USA in the final on February 28. (YURI KADOBNOV / AFP / Getty Images)

Canadian fans celebrating the victory of his team over the team from the United States in the final hockey February 28th. (AP Photo / Chris Carlson)

Gold medalist Jaycee Jay Anderson of Canada embraces daughters Joru (left) and Jai, winning the sorevnvoanii's parallel giant slalom on February 27 at Cypress Mountain. (ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP / Getty Images)

The closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

A girl wearing a royal mounted police act at the closing ceremony on Feb. 28 games. (ROBYN BECK / AFP / Getty Images)

Artists with snowboards perform at the closing ceremony of the games in the stadium «BC Place» February 28th. (Richard Heathcote / Getty Images)

Fireworks over stadium «BC Place» during the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. (REUTERS / Chris Helgren)


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