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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - February 23, 20141. Wide the Olympic cauldron flame being turned off2. Mid People leaving the closing ceremony3. Mid People draped in Russian flags watching fireworksAP Photo - AP Clients OnlySochi, Russia - February 23, 20144. STILL of a ballet performance during closing ceremony5. STILL of the tribute to the opening ceremony olympic ring glitchAP Television - AP Clients OnlySochi, Russia - February 23, 20146. SOUNDBITE (English) Dave Purdy/Canadian fan (Transcript Below)7. SOUNDBITE (English) Sofiya Sukhariyan/Russian fan (Transcript Below)8. Wide of the fireworks over the Olympic park9. Close of the fireworks10. Close of a little kid watching the fireworks11. Wide of the fireworks12. Mid Standup/Mark Carlson, APVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:THE WINTER OLYMPICS ARE OVER IN SOCHI…AND PEOPLE ARE CELEBRATING A SUCCESSFUL GAMES.THE CLOSING CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTED RUSSIA'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO WORLD CULTURE LIKE BALLET AND CLASSICAL MUSIC.AND IT EVEN MADE FUN OF THE OLYMPIC RING GLITCH FROM OPENING CEREMONY.SOUNDBITE (English) Dave Purdy, Canadian fan:"I thought it was great. It was good to see Russian laugh at themselves. That was very funny."SOUNDBITE (English) Sofiya Sukhariyan, Russian fan:"It was amazing. I have a lot of emotion, very good emotion and a lot of excitement and it was great. I liked it very much."ONE OF THE GOALS OF THE GAMES WAS TO SHOW THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT RUSSIA IS MODERNIZING…THE GAMES COST MORE THAN 51 BILLION TO BUILD.TERRORISM WAS A TOP CONCERN FOR THESE GAMES…BUT IT NEVER BECAME AN ISSUE.THE GAMES THEMSELVES WERE A SUCCESS IN THE EYE OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE.(Nat sound of fireworks)(Standup with Mark Carlson)THE OLYMPIC FLAME IS OUT HERE IN SOCHI AND IT MOVES ON TO RIO DE JANEIRO NEXT FOR THE 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS…AND THEN ON TO PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA FOR THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS.WHAT HAPPENS NEXT YEAR IN SOCHI?WELL, THERE ARE PLANS FOR A FORMULA ONE RACE WORLD CUP SOCCER GAMES IN 2018.MARK CARLSON, AP, SOCHI.