Will India take next steps to secure sporting legacy?
As the last retorts of the closing ceremony fireworks fade away, the temptation for those involved in staging the Commonwealth Games might be to sit back, relax, washed in the relief of having got over the line despite the difficulties.
I think I'd be doing the same, but for India, the job's not done. I think it's just beginning as India has an opportunity to seize here, in the shape of a proper sporting legacy.
After all, why go through the angst and expense of staging an event on such a scale, if there's no longer-term reward?
Front page headlines about a spectacular closing ceremony are little more than tomorrow's chip wrappers. India needs something more substantial.
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What Delhi has now in terms of a physical legacy is some world-class venues. I particularly liked the aquatics centre and swimming's governing body Fina should be lobbied to stage a World Championships there.
The Siri Fort Complex, where the squash and badminton, was staged is a striking piece of confident modern design, the hockey facilities first class, the re-vamp of the main stadium effective.
There is the human legacy too. There are people here who have learned a huge amount about staging major sporting events. The expertise they have gleaned needs to be capitalised upon, and consolidated.
Crowds in the venues might have been sparse at times, but millions have followed the games on TV, and surely some will have been inspired to look beyond cricket and hockey to see what can be achieved by their countrymen and women in archery, table tennis, badminton and track and field.
The responsibility for making this happen now shifts to the Government, and the time to act is now. The authorities in India have taken out half-page adverts in the papers, detailing their financial commitment to the athletes in the build up to the Games.
They understood that a successful event needs a winning home team, and that the investment has to start sufficiently up-front.
Over the last two-and-a-half years, they claim that 678 million rupees - about £10m has been invested in ''training, foreign exposure, sports and medical equipment, and upgradation of training centres".
That compares with a figure of approximately £600,000 before the Games came along.
The advert signs off with a sentence in bold type, ''The Govt. of India will continue to support our sportspersons to achieve enhanced levels of performance.''
What they don't say is whether that will be at the same level of investment allocated for the Games. If it slips back close to the sums previously allocated, it won't be sufficient to make a difference.
In a classic piece of hyperbole, the organising committee have also placed a half-page newspaper ad, claiming they have, ''ignited a billion dreams, and re-inforced a billion aspirations".
That's quite a lot of reverie, and if they're right, a lot of demand to meet from young Indians wanting to give Olympic sports a go.
Speaking on Tuesday evening, after India's women won the 4x400m relay, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe wondered if victory would prove to be the country's "Cathy Freeman" moment, a point in time where an entire nation's attention was drawn to the athletics track, a physical reference point where in 10 years time people could look back and say, ''That's where I decided to have a go at track and field.''
In a country with a population in excess of a billion, there is huge scope for talent identification.
India could become a sporting power as strong as China, but only if there is a plan and a will, plus the resources to make it happen. The race is on, the first test in London in less than two years from now.