Up to a billion people watched the Opening Ceremony as stars such as Daniel Craig and Rowan Atkinson made appearances, whilst 26.3million tuned in for the closing ceremony.
But what will become of the Olympic Stadium, and the other stadiums that housed the games, such as the Velodrome and the Aquatics Centre, now that the Games are over?
And what of the Athletes Village that provided residence to those competing?
Let’s see if we can find out…
1. The Olympic Stadium
The 80,000 capacity stadium can seat more spectators than Old Trafford – the second largest stadium in England – and is dwarfed in size only by Wembley. During the Olympic Games, it was the site of track and field events, as well as playing host to the opening and closing ceremonies.
The Stadium will continue to be used during the Paralympic Games up until the end of August.
Premier League side West Ham United are one of five bidders opting to move into the stadium and make it their permanent place of residence. The Hammers, who for the past 108 years have been based at Upton Park (capacity of £35,000), would boast the fact that they have the single largest home ground of all the English teams, something which manager Sam Allardyce thinks could put them on the map alongside Premier League Giants Manchester United.
Last October, West Ham found themselves involved in a legal dispute with fellow London side Tottenham Hotspur, who also had designs on the stadium, which resulted in the Hammer’s losing their initial bid to relocate.
And Allardyce warns that if his side are again denied in their bid, the Olympic Stadium could be left abandoned.