The 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games drew to a close today ©YIS/IOC


The biathletes collapsed with exhaustion following the conclusion of the mixed team relay event ©YIS/IOC

Norway ensured they finished their home Winter Youth Olympic Games with gold on the last day ©YIS/IOC

Sweden successfully defended their women's ice hockey crown with a 3-1 win over the Czech Republic ©YIS/IOC

The United States won gold in the men's event by beating arch-rivals Canada ©YIS/IOC

The American side produced a free-flowing attacking display to clinch gold ©YIS/IOC

A Swiss-Japanese combo claimed gold in the mixed NOC curling doubles event ©YIS/IOC

IOC President Thomas Bach was in attendance for a short and informal Closing Ceremony ©YIS/IOC

The Ceremony concluded with a performance of the official Lillehammer 2016 song ©YIS/IOC

A group photo with Bach and some of the athletes was taken during the party-style Ceremony ©YIS/IOC