So on Sunday night after a few weeks of high-quality sporting action, we bid farewell to Rio and begin the four-year road to Tokyo.
But what have we learned from the 2016 Olympic Games and can we consider them a success?
Headed into Rio there were issues with security, doping and zika, which all seemingly disappeared as the Games got underway. We saw records broken, amazing feats, sporting triumphs and history as Rugby Sevens and Golf entered the fray.
What are your thoughts at the end of Rio 2016?