The 2008 Olympic Games has come to an end. The flame burns no longer. Everyone is heading home. (Glad I am not at that airport today!!!!!)
What an amazing 2 weeks it was. Despite the lack of sleep, I enjoyed all the competitions and the highlights were indeed pretty amazing. Personal favorites were of course watching Phelps do what no man has done before in an Olympic games with an amazing 8 gold medals and watching Usain Bolt "go like the wind" to break 2 world records.
However, the scoring is not what I am used to. Granted the USA won an amazing 110 medals, but for some reason the value of each medal is not counted. It should be 3 for a Gold medal, 2 for Silver and 1 for Bronze. That would change the leader board drastically! Check out this great interactive site for the medal tally.
By the way, Britain's Olympic heroes have arrived back in the UK after their best medal haul for a century.
The team - which came fourth in the overall medals table in Beijing - arrived at London's Heathrow airport on a British Airways Boeing 747 which had been given a special gold "nose" in celebration of their success.
Cyclist Chris Hoy, who won three gold medals, and swimmer Rebecca Adlington, a double Olympic champion, led the medalists off the plane.
Looking forward to 2012 in London.