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Following tradition, the mayor of Pyeongchang, South Korea, the next host city for the Winter Games, has accepted the Olympic flag.

Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov, President of the International Olympic Committee IOC Thomas Bach and Mayor of Pyeongchang Lee Seok-rae wave during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on Feb. 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

The crowd at Fisht Stadium is listening to the South Korean national anthem, and will watch a cultural presentation on South Korea.

The Games of Pyeongchang run Feb. 9-25, 2018. And they should feel more like true Winter Olympics than the Sochi Games did. The average temperature in February in the next host city is a chilly 22 degrees.

Before long, the Olympic flame will be extinguished in Sochi, and the games will be at an end.