Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony: Vancouver Passes The Torch To Sochi

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Neil Young Sings As Flame Is Extinguished, Then Things Got Weird

The 2010 Winter Olympics came to an official close Sunday night when the Olympic Flame was extinguished as Canadian Neil Young sang, "Long May You Run."

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It was a simple and appropriate end to the games.

Then, things got weird.

Like, William Shatner and Catherine O'Hara telling jokes, shortly followed by Michael Buble in disguise, dancing Mounties, a kid dressed as a hockey puck, a giant version of tabletop hockey and enormous inflatable beavers kind of weird. Maybe I just don't understand Canadian humor?

Still to come later tonight: Nickelback.

Okay, now that joke I definitely get.

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You Too Can Dress Like An Olympian

If you're watching the Closing Ceremony, then you no doubt saw the United States contigent come storming into Vancouver's BC Place. 

Does the fashion industry have the term "dapper prep"? If so, the U.S. just won gold.

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And now, the best news of all: you too can dress just like a Olympian ... in a Ralph Lauren photo shoot -- $385.00 will buy you the Shawl Cardigan.

(Thanks, Darren Rovell)

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Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony: Vancouver Passes The Torch To Sochi

Sunday night, the 2010 Winter Olympics draw to a close, 17 days after they begin. Two plus weeks of skiing, skating a sledding competition has yielded the stage to the city Vancouver, which will now say goodbye to the world, and pass the torch onto to Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Games.

Tonight's ceremony will be more festive and informal than the Opening Ceremony (see: the mime that came out to "fix" that broken arm on the torch).

Consider this stream an open thread for all of your thoughts and comments throughout the evening. Come on in, the html's water's fine!

MoreSB Nation’s full coverage of the Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Tracker.

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