Carnival Ceremony Marks Close of Winter Olympics

Actors perform during the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics i i

hide captionActors perform during the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Feb. 26.

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Actors perform during the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics

Actors perform during the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Feb. 26.

Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images

The Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, end Sunday in a ceremony featuring an Italian carnival theme. The event brought to a close 16 days of winter sports competition — and all the attendant drama and controversy, from feuding speed skaters to hotdogging snowboarders and figure skating royalty.

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