For sixteen days, all nations watched as the games progressed. From swimming to gymnastics... From basketball to weightlifting... From shooting to triathlon. Athletes strived to bring home the "gold" and make either a world or olympic record.
China topped the medal standing with 51 golds, USA with 36. Russian Federation with 23, Great Britain with 19 and Germany with 16.
Now, the stadium was no longer sparkling like flaming nest at night. People who attended and witnessed the historic event were packing up and heading to where they came from. Many of whom tasted triumph and some others went home empty-handed but with pride in their hearts.
Farewell Great Wall and welcome Buckingham Palace four years from now.