A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics on Sunday as South America's first Games came to an end. From medals and memorable moments to records and and retirements, Rio 2016 has everything that one could have expected from an event of this magnitude.
On that note, we bring you some of the best quotes of the 2016 Olympics.
Usain Bolt on securing his 'triple triple' of 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay golds
Michael Phelps after winning his 23rd gold medal
Simone Biles on comparisons with Bolt and Phelps
Majlinda Kelmendi on winning Kosovo's first Olympic gold medal at its maiden Games
Ryan Lochte on his infamous fabricated story of being robbed at gunpoint in Rio
Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson on dealing with a crocodile on the Rio course
French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie comparing his booing at the hands of Brazilian fans to the notorious treatment of Jesse Owens at Hitler's Berlin Olympics in 1936. He later apologised
International gymnastics chief Bruno Grandi not a fan of four-gold medal star Simone Biles
-Syria's Yusra Mardini, representing the Games' first ever refugee team
Judoka Rafaela Silva, raised in Rio's most notorious favela, after winning Brazil's first gold in Rio