Passing the baton: Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the IOC, hands over the Olympic flag yesterday to Deedee Corradini, Mayor of Salt Lake City, home of the next Winter Games, as Nagano's Mayor, Tasuku Tsukada, looks on during the closing ceremony of the XVIIIth Winter Olympics in Nagano. The ceremony also featured the ride-by of a stage coach from the host city for 2002 Photographs: Ruben Sprich, Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters

Bathed in glory: Japanese dancers perform amidst falling fireworks during the closing ceremony at Nagano yesterday, Britain's only medal was won (below) on Saturday by Sean Olsson, Dean Ward, Courtney Rumbolt and Paul Attwood in the fourman bobsleigh Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters, Shaun Botterill/Allsport