The Olympics. We absolutely loved it. But now it's over, leaving us with countless glorious memories.
Even as Emeli Sandé kicked off the closing ceremony, rumours circulated about what the show would entail. Some of them seemed redolent of the spirit of wild optimism that the Olympics seem to have engendered in the UK.
Super heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua sealed an extraordinary run of home success at the London Olympics by coming back against the reigning Olympic champion to win Team GB's 29th gold medal of the Games, just hours before the closing ceremony.
Mo Farah has become the first British man to hold the 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles after winning gold in the shorter event on Saturday night.
On another dramatic night at the Olympics the US women's 100m relay team spectacularly broke the world record set in 1985 by East Germany.
All of a sudden Britain has another new favourite sport.
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The besieged Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova defended herself against attacks from American Lilly King and others who said her previous suspension for banned substances should keep her out of any Olympics.
Katharine Grainger became Great Britain’s most successful female Olympian when she and Vicky Thornley won silver in the women’s double sculls in Rio.