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Vancouver Olympic Closing Ceremony, in Photos

By Matthew Little
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 1, 2010 Last Updated: March 1, 2010
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Michael Buble performs during the Closing Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. (Matthew Little/The Epoch Times)

Michael Buble performs during the Closing Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. (Matthew Little/The Epoch Times)

Athletes walk around the Olympic cauldron during the Closing Ceremony. (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

Athletes walk around the Olympic cauldron during the Closing Ceremony. (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

Canadian actor Michael J. Fox speaks during the Closing Ceremony. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Canadian actor Michael J. Fox speaks during the Closing Ceremony. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Entertainers dressed as hockey players and Royal Canadian Mounted Police perform during the Closing Ceremony. (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

Entertainers dressed as hockey players and Royal Canadian Mounted Police perform during the Closing Ceremony. (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

'Punk Princess' Avril Lavigne performs during the Closing Ceremony. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

'Punk Princess' Avril Lavigne performs during the Closing Ceremony. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Maria Guleghina performs during the Closing Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

Maria Guleghina performs during the Closing Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

Chad Kroeger (L) and Ryan Peake of Nickelback perform during the Closing Ceremony. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chad Kroeger (L) and Ryan Peake of Nickelback perform during the Closing Ceremony. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Entertainers perform alongside giant inflated beavers and moose.  (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

Entertainers perform alongside giant inflated beavers and moose. (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police stand before the Canadian, Russian, and Greek flags during the Closing Ceremony. (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police stand before the Canadian, Russian, and Greek flags during the Closing Ceremony. (Mathew Little/The Epoch Times)

Tommy Mac, Jacob Hoggard, Dave Rosin and Chris Crippin of Hedley perform during the Closing Ceremony. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Tommy Mac, Jacob Hoggard, Dave Rosin and Chris Crippin of Hedley perform during the Closing Ceremony. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, Canada—Inflatable Mounties and giant beavers paraded into B.C. Place during the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

Mixed into the spectacle of hit acts that followed were also some with sardonic twists on the icons of Canada. Mounties in mini-skirts and singers in hockey shirts, there was a lot of what Canada "is" in the show, and a lot of having fun with what people think it is.

There was also a hit parade of mega-star musicians and an earthquake of foot stomping that forced John Furlong, head of the Vancouver Olympic organizing committee, to take a long pause in his speech when he happened to mention the men's gold-medal hockey game.




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