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)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: The polar bear mascot with performers during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
2014 Winter Olympic Games - Closing Ceremony
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: The polar bear mascot with performers during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: The Polar Bear Olympic mascot stands over the United States bench in the first period against Finland during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game on Day 15 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 15
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: The Polar Bear Olympic mascot stands over the United States bench in the first period against Finland during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game on Day 15 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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)
Members of Sweden's Olympic team pose with an Olympic mascot after their welcome ceremony ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Members of Sweden's Olympic team pose with an Olympic mascot after their welcome ceremony ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Members of Sweden's Olympic team pose with an Olympic mascot after their welcome ceremony ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: The Polar Bear mascot cheers in the crowd during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game between Finland and the United States on Day 15 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 15
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: The Polar Bear mascot cheers in the crowd during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game between Finland and the United States on Day 15 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Sami Vatanen #45 of Finland celebrates a goal in the third period with teammates against the United States as the Polar Bear mascot looks on during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game on Day 15 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 15
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Sami Vatanen #45 of Finland celebrates a goal in the third period with teammates against the United States as the Polar Bear mascot looks on during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game on Day 15 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: Olympic mascots the Hare, the Polar Bear and the Leopard perform during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
2014 Winter Olympic Games - Closing Ceremony
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: Olympic mascots the Hare, the Polar Bear and the Leopard perform during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: The polar bear mascot with performers during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2014 Winter Olympic Games - Closing Ceremony
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: The polar bear mascot with performers during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: The polar bear mascot with performers during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
2014 Winter Olympic Games - Closing Ceremony
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: The polar bear mascot with performers during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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)

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