Sochi bear steals the show - 2014 Sochi Closing Ceremony

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Nicknamed the “Nightmare bear,” the Sochi mascot has developed an infamous reputation around the Games. The animatronic bear stole the show in Russia when the mascot blew out the torch and came to life in the creepiest fashion. Check out the bear’s journey throughout the Olympics. Yahoo Sports coverage of the Closing Ceremony is presented by United Airlines

A large mascot blows out the Olympic flame with his breath during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A large mascot blows out the Olympic flame with his breath during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A large mascot blows out the Olympic flame with his breath during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
One of the Sochi Olympic mascots sheds a tear after extinguishing the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
One of the Sochi Olympic mascots sheds a tear after extinguishing the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
One of the Sochi Olympic mascots sheds a tear after extinguishing the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
The Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
The Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
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A volunteer looks at the polar bear mascot of the 2014 Sochi Olympics Games at the Ice Cube Curling Centre in Sochi February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT CURLING)
Volunteer looks at the polar bear mascot of the 2014 Sochi Olympics Games at the Ice Cube Curling Centre in Sochi
A volunteer looks at the polar bear mascot of the 2014 Sochi Olympics Games at the Ice Cube Curling Centre in Sochi February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT CURLING)
An Olympic Games mascot pauses before extinguishing the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
An Olympic Games mascot pauses before extinguishing the Olympic flame in a small cauldron during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
An Olympic Games mascot pauses before extinguishing the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
Members of the Chinese Olympic team pose with an Olympic mascot after a welcoming ceremony before the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Members of the Chinese Olympic team pose with an Olympic mascot after a welcoming ceremony before the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Members of the Chinese Olympic team pose with an Olympic mascot after a welcoming ceremony before the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Members of Sweden's Olympic team pose with the Olympic mascot during a welcoming ceremony for the team in the Athletes Village at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
Members of Sweden's Olympic team pose with the Olympic mascot during a welcoming ceremony for the team in the Athletes Village in Sochi
Members of Sweden's Olympic team pose with the Olympic mascot during a welcoming ceremony for the team in the Athletes Village at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
Mascots of the 2014 Winter Olympics walk out to the stadium prior to the start of the men's 500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Mascots of the 2014 Winter Olympics walk out to the stadium prior to the start of the men's 500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Mascots of the 2014 Winter Olympics walk out to the stadium prior to the start of the men's 500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A woman poses with a Sochi Olympic mascot while others take pictures of her during the women's preliminary round ice hockey game between Germany and Sweden at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
A woman poses with a Sochi Olympic mascot during the women's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
A woman poses with a Sochi Olympic mascot while others take pictures of her during the women's preliminary round ice hockey game between Germany and Sweden at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium, during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium, during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium, during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
A polar bear and a leopard, mascots of Sochi 2014, approach a flame representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Canada rules rink, a flame dies, an Olympics ends
A polar bear and a leopard, mascots of Sochi 2014, approach a flame representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium, during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium, during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium, during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
A polar bear and a leopard, mascots of Sochi 2014, approach a flame representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Canada rules rink, a flame dies, an Olympics ends
A polar bear and a leopard, mascots of Sochi 2014, approach a flame representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium, during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium, during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Olympic Games mascots extinguish the Olympic flame in a small cauldron in the stadium, during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
A polar bear and a leopard, mascots of Sochi 2014, approach a flame representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Canada rules rink, a flame dies, an Olympics ends
A polar bear and a leopard, mascots of Sochi 2014, approach a flame representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Performers play their part with Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
A polar bear and a leopard, mascots of Sochi 2014, approach a flame representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Canada rules rink, a flame dies, an Olympics ends
A polar bear and a leopard, mascots of Sochi 2014, approach a flame representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Performers play their part among Olympic mascots during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)

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