SOCHI, Russia (AP) – One of the enduring moments of every Olympic closing ceremony is the passing of the baton from the current host city to the next one.
In this photo by Associated Press photographer Ivan Sekretev, IOC President Thomas Bach and Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov delight as Pyeongchang mayor Lee Seok-rai waves the Olympic flag to symbolize the South Korean city’s preparation for the 2018 Winter Games.
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