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)