The London Olympics have left us with some incredible memories, and as the dust settles on what has been a successful Games, it's time to look at some of the facts behind the festival.
The tallest competitor was Zhaoxu Zhang, a Chinese basketball player who stood at a lofty 2.19m (7ft 2in). While the heaviest was Ricardo Blas Jr from Guam a judo player who tipped the scales at 218kg (34st 5lbs).
The smallest was Japanese gymnast Asuka Teramoto, standing just 1.36m tall, and weighing 30kg (4st 10lbs).
Nauru is the smallest nation to compete at the games. The Pacific island of less than 10,000 inhabitants sent two weighlifters to London.
The island nation has been competing in the Olympics since 1996 and is yet to win a medal, but several nations did make a mark on the medal table for the first time at this Olympics:
Grenada won its first medal, Kirani James winning gold in the men's 400 metres.
Bahrain 1500m runner Maryam Jamal won bronze to put her nation on the medal map.
Botswanan athlete Nijel Amos won silver in the Men's 800 metres and Cypriot sailor Pavlos Kontides won silver in the men's laser.
Thirty world records were set at the Games, over seven sports. New Zealand claimed one, with Eric Murray and Hamish Bond's storming performance in the Men's coxless pair heat setting a new best of six minutes, 8.50 seconds.
The top three medal table toppers - China, US and Great Britain - all set five new world records apiece.
Eight world records were set in the swimming pool, while GB blazed a trail around the velodrome where its riders set all five of the nation's records.
Top viewer numbers
Two billion people are estimated to have watched Usain Bolt winning the 100m final live - however American viewers were forced to wait to see the historic event after NBC chose to delay its coverage to feature it in its prime time Sunday evening slot.
The race was the second most tweeted subject during the games, behind Bolt's double double attempt in the 200m which generated 80,000 tweets a minute.
Belarusian shot-putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk is the most high-profile drugs cheat from this games, but controversy was brewing even before the events started. One hundred and seven athletes were banned from competing at the Games back in June.
Another 13 who competed or were going to compete also tested positive for banned substances while in London.
The London Games set Britain's Government back to the tune of around $NZ19 billion - more than double what was forecast when the city was named as host seven years ago.
In comparison the Rugby World Cup was just a drop in the bucket - costing $39 million.
The British Government is remaining upbeat though, claiming the Games will bring more than $NZ20 billion of benefits to the country over the next few years.
Fun and games in the village
Athletes have a reputation for letting off steam post-competition and Kiwi rower Mahe Drysdale confirmed as much when he told reporters he enjoyed the flight home so he could catch up on some sleep.
While most of the shenaigans go on away from the public glare, German discus champion Robert Harting had one publicly epic night after winning gold.
After ripping off his shirt and doing the 100m hurdles in his pants, he tried to pull off one of the 'petals' of the Olympic flame. He then went out with friends and took in some drinks on a German cruise liner docked in London before falling asleep on a train, being robbed and then being denied entry to the athlete's village.
He cut a sheepish figure the next day at his medal ceremony.
Organisers provided 150,000 condoms for the 10,800 athletes at the Games - the most ever ordered.
Next stop Rio
Rio De Janeiro's Olympic Games is estimated to cost the same as London's and already people are questioning whether the venues will be ready on time, and how the city's transport will cope.
Brazil has the modest aim of finishing in the top 10 of the medal table in four years' time, but the football mad nation will be desperate to make up for a lacklustre performance in the Olympic final against Mexico.