The head of the IOC Jacques Rogge and LOCOG chief Lord Coe have given their final verdict on the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Rogge said he is a "very happy man," claiming he was grateful to London.
"On the 6th of July 2005 in Singapore London promised an athletes' games and that's exactly what we got - a splendid village, state of the art venues, 44 world records, 117 Olympic records and I would say history being written by many, many athletes," he said.
"I think of the double/treble medal winners, Usain Bolt of course; I think of Michael Phelps passing Larisa Latynina; I think of Chris Hoy and six medals; I think of Ben Ainslie and five medals; Italian fencing champion Valentina Vezzali and five consecutive medals; Andy Murray winning his first major title."
Lord Coe said: "What I've witnessed in the past couple of weeks has been both uplifting and energising.
"I don't think that any country that has staged a games, or any city that has staged a games, is ever the same afterwards."