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Paralympic Games come to close

other Updated: Mar 22, 2010 09:45 IST

The 2010 Winter Paralympics have been declared closed by the president of the International Paralympic Committee.

Sir Phillip Craven officially ended Canada's first Paralympic Games before a crowd of thousands gathered in rainy Whistler, British Columbia.

Lauren Woolstencroft, who won five gold medals, carried the flag into the ceremonies on behalf of the host team.

The program also included performances by an Inuit throat singer and Winnipeg's Chantal Kreviazuk.

With the end of the Paralympics, Canada's time in the international spotlight as host of the world's largest sporting festivals is officially over. Vancouver hosted last month's Winter Olympics, when Canada topped the gold-medal standings.