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Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

  • Premiered: 
    February 28, 1960
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Parade
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics 
  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: Olympics

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Plot Synopsis

Each Winter Olympics officially ends with the Closing Ceremony of the Games of the Olympiad, typically held in the Olympic stadium after all events have ended. Early broadcasts of the closing ceremonies also included a recap of highlights and coverage of that day's events, such as men's individual large hill ski jump in 1960 (Squaw Valley: 80-m) and 1968 (Grenoble: 90-m). Each ceremony includes the following elements:
- the entry by the Head of State of the host country, accompanied by the Presidents of the IOC and OCOG;
- the national anthem of the host country;
- the entry of the nations' flags into the stadium (in alphabetical order, except for Greece which goes first and the host country last);
- the parade of athletes, a unified entrance that is en masse and in no particular order;
- the artistic program;
- a victory cermony, awarding medals for a single event;
- the Greek national anthem;
- lowering the Olympic flag, with the mayor of the next host city receiving the flag;
- an eight-minute artistic program from the next host city;
- the address by the Games Organizing Committee President;
- the declaration of the closing of the IOC President;
- extinguishing the Olympic flame.
The 2022 Closing Ceremony from Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing was broadcast on Sunday, February 22, 2022 live online at 7am ET/4am PT on Peacock. Later that day, taped coverage -- featuring Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon -- aired from 8-10:30pm ET/PT on NBC.