Next stop London
I'm writing this on a grey Monday morning in London and there's nothing live from China on TV. No, not even the bronze medal match in the Taekwondo.
But on the radio Victoria Derbyshire's talking about whether London 2012 can live up to the Olympic ideals - and even though we've left behind the stunning spectacle of Beijing, we know for certain that the Olympics will be one of the biggest themes in British life for the next four years and beyond.
The final day's audience figures are in, and they confirm the nation was hooked.
Up until last Thursday night, a total of 40 million people in the UK had watched at least 15 minutes of the Games on television. That number, which we'll update tomorrow, will certainly have risen further over the weekend.
Yesterday we had the biggest peak audience for the live broadcasts with 6.8m (or 47% of the viewing audience) for the segment of the closing ceremony featuring David Beckham, Leona Lewis, Jimmy Page and the London bus.
We're enormously grateful for all the comments and questions we've received from viewers, listeners and online users.
I've said before that experience confirms the line that you can never please all the people all the time, but these Games have had the most positive response of any major event during my time in BBC Sport - and I particularly liked comment 85 in my previous blog, which summed things up perfectly.
One interesting issue, though, is how much the BBC should be a cheerleader for British sportsmen and women - and how we balance patriotism with objectivity. We had a number of comments saying we'd given too much coverage to the Brits and not enough to brilliant performances from other competitors from around the world.
I've no doubt that we should celebrate British sporting success on the biggest of all international stages.
These Games were unusual precisely because they had so much achievement by Team GB - so if you compare our one solitary Gold medal in Atlanta with the fantastic 19 in Beijing, then inevitably more of our airtime is going to be taken up by UK competitors.
For all that, I don't believe we underplayed the successes of other nations. Indeed, some people thought we devoted too much attention to Michael Phelps; and it would be hard to argue we didn't give due credit to Usain Bolt or other phenomena like the Chinese gymnasts.
The challenge will, of course, be greater as we head towards London 2012.
The BBC will be the UK broadcaster of the Games of 2012, and for an event supported by millions of people across the country, by every mainstream British political party and by the international community we want the London Olympics to be a brilliant success.
We want to support our competitors as they work day-in and day-out for their sport. It will, quite simply, be the biggest logistical operation - and the largest scale event - that the BBC has ever undertaken.
But we will also continue to report honestly and vigorously on the controversies: the budget debate, the question of legacy, the many different views on what these Olympics mean and how they should be run.
We pulled no punches on China, as our Panorama programmes before the Games [Hilary Andersson on Darfur and John Sweeney on reporting freedom] and our more general news and sport reporting have shown.
We therefore have a task that's both tough and incredibly exciting. As the British Broadcasting Corporation, the next Olympiad sees the Games coming to our country as one of the defining moments of the 21st century for Britain.
As the BBC, we have to live up to all our values of objectivity and fairness - including representing every shade of opinion across the UK. That job begins in earnest today.