The final fireworks have disappeared into the Sochi skies to close the 2014 Winter Olympics, and a most successful one for Great Britain, but were the Games themselves a success? Let's take a look back over the last fortnight in Russia.
Russia shelled out a whopping $50 billion on the Games but worries over security and organisation dogged the build-up, but apart from an opening day debacle that saw 4,000 fans miss their events, things seemed to go relatively smoothly.
There were some problems with the snow as well out in Sochi, mainly because of the glorious weather! Some eyebrows were raised with the Games being held in a holiday resort destination, but while there were some fine days down in Sochi they just about managed to cope up in the hills.
Lizzy Yarnold had all the pressure on her as the favourite for the Olympic skeleton title, she had a British tradition of success to uphold after medals over recent Games plus Britain having the reigning champion in the now-retired Amy Williams. Yarnold showed superb guts as well as unrivalled skills though as she broke the track record to lead after two runs, and despite having a restless night to think about it, went quicker again on her way to a dominant gold-medal display.
Britain is a curling nation, it's now official, after both the men and women rinks managed to grab a medal in Sochi. It may look a laidback and relaxed sport at first, but it's a long emotional rollercoaster for the curlers with both teams going through the full range of emotions. The men needed a play-off to sneak into the semis, then made the final before being defeated by Canada - the same nation who dumped Eve Muirhead and the women out in the semis. The GB women recovered though to win the bronze-medal match.
There has never been an Olympic event which has been so totally dominated by one country as the speed skating has been by the Dutch in Sochi. Incredibly, they won 23 of the 36 medals on offer, eight of the 12 golds and produced a record four podium clean sweeps during the Games. The Adler speed skating arena was turned Oranje by the tall, rangy Dutch speed skaters who conquered all before them as they broke the record for the most golds won by a single nation in one event in the Olympics.
Elise Christie was a big medal hope for GB in the short track speed skating, but she endured a nightmare in Sochi despite showing at times that she was a genuine medal contender. In the 500m she was penalised in the final after a pile-up despite crossing the line second and thinking she had won silver. Crossing the line was the problem in the 1,500m as she was thrown out this time for veering too wide at the finish, while in the 1,000m she looked even better only to suffer an even harsher penalty after seemingly being brought down by a fellow racer in the semi-finals.
Jones makes history
Jenny Jones made British Olympic history as the snowboarder claimed her country's first medal on snow with a bronze in the new slopestyle snowboarding event in Sochi. One of 12 new events included for this year's Games, the snowboarders travelled down a slope with several jumps and tricks along the way. Britain had a few medal hopes in these events after X Games success, but only Jones managed to come through with a medal.
Russia top the table
It's now a real theme that the host nation gets a boost in performance from staging the Games, and it again proved to be the case as the Russians topped the medals table just as Canada had done four years ago in Vancouver. A late clean sweep in the cross-country skiing saw Russia move ahead of closest rivals Norway with 13 golds and 33 medals in total, a huge improvement on their tally of 15 medals overall four years ago.