They were the most unusual Games in history, and now the Summer Olympics in Tokyo have come to a close.
After being postponed for a year due to COVID-19 -- and ultimately held without spectators -- the Olympics delivered some memorable moments. The United States came away with the most gold medals, 39, and the most medals overall, 113. China was number-two in both counts.
Some of the biggest highlights of the Games included:
•Simone Biles's surprise withdrawal from the team gymnastics competition as well as most of the individual events. But she managed to come back from the mental condition known as the "twisties" to earn a bronze in balance beam.
•The U.S. women's team's failure to advance to the gold-medal match. However, Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and company did knock off Australia in the bronze-medal match.
•Chinese diver Quan Hongchan's Olympic record 466.20 total points, including two dives that scored perfect 10s.
•Gold medals for the U.S. in both men's and women's basketball. The men beat France in their finals, and the women defeated Japan.
•A shared gold medal in high jump when Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi agreed to forego a jump-off.
•Molly Seidel's becoming just the third American to medal in women's marathon with a third-place finish.
•Americans Caleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky dominating the swimming events.
If you're going to miss all the competition, don't worry -- the Winter Olympics in Beijing get going in just six months.