Artists perform after the handing over ceremony to the city of PyeongChang during the closing ceremony
02/23/2014 AT 05:25 PM EST
A big part of Sochi's closing ceremony
was dedicated to the ceremonial passing of the Olympics to South Korea, who will be hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Choi Moon-Soon, head of the Gangwon province, was symbolically handed
the Olympic flag; immediately afterwards, two young children began singing the Korean national anthem.
A musician performs as the Russian, Greek, and South Korean flags fly during the closing ceremony
Darron Cummings / AP
Next, a performer received a gayageum, a 12-stringed instrument, from the rafters, and proceeded to play it in the center of Fisht Olympic Stadium. He was eventually joined by an opera singer and dancers.
South Korean artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics
Matt Dunham / AP
And these snowmen, who were definitely upstaged by the return of Bear, Leopard and Hare
later in the program.
Only four more years
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