It doesn't seem that long ago in which we were celebrating the Summer Games of 2008. Sure, it was four years ago, but those years flew by and before we know it we'll be talking about the 2016 Games in Rio de Janiero.
As individuals, we all take away something different from the Olympics. Personally, the best moments for me included seeing Mexico beat Brazil for the gold in men's soccer as well as USA taking the gold over Japan in women's soccer.
The local story here in Redondo Beach, CA was Sean Rosenthal and his quest to medal in beach volleyball with teammate Jake Gibb. They were upset early in the knockout round and finished fifth -- the same place they finished at Beijing in 2008.
There was of course the brilliant smile and performance by Gabby Douglas, as well as a triumphant end to the career of a great Olympian in Michael Phelps.
Team USA's basketball team overcame a tough first half by Spain to win another gold medal for a team that many believe could beat the original Dream Team.
Of course there were tears of joy and disappointment spanning from the United States (104 medals) to Saudi Arabia (1 medal) as well as within every participating country in between.
These examples are just a drop in the bucket of the accomplishments and story lines London brought to us this year. And what a wonderful job the city did in hosting the world.
Everything from the opening and closing ceremonies to the games themselves ran as fluid as could be. Everyone involved in preparing for the Olympics this year should be proud for what they have accomplished.
It's sad to see the Olympics end, but we all know how fast four years seem to fly by nowadays.
On to Brazil...
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Joe Chacon is a staff writer for Operation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeChacon.