"Nothing big wrong went wrong, right?" was a verdict repeated time and time again by smiling locals.
Michael Phelps, the medal machine living up to expectations with a monster five golds and a silver, was the sporting story...
"History will talk about a Rio de Janeiro before and a much better Rio de Janeiro after the Olympic Games."
"This was a protest. There was a problem with the refereeing."
Top photos from the Rio Olympics.
He said he "wasn't lying", only "over-exaggerated what was happening."
The losing side, Germany, are now the only World Cup winners never to have won the Olympic gold medal
"There you go, I am the greatest."
"There was no robbery as the swimmers described it."
"I don't need to prove anything else. What else can I do to prove to the world I am the greatest...
"We should not allow athletes to lack nutrition or have difficulties in training... where shooters have to train without enough bullets,...