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Martin Stew was at Stansted Airport to bid farewell to some of the World's greatest athletes.
Hundreds of Olympians were jetting out from the Essex airport, including Australia's gold medal cycling champ Anna Meare's and Laura Asadauskaite who won the last gold of the games.
Reporter Martin Stew grabbed a word with some of the people who made London 2012, such a memorable Olympic games.
The Australian Olympians have arrived at Stansted ahead of their marathon flight down under.
Martin Stew grabbed a quick word with Anna Meares, the woman who took gold from Victoria Pendleton in the Women's Sprint final.
Martin tweeted: Aussie cyclist Anna Meares tells me she only elbowed Victoria Pendleton because she came out of the sprint line.
Meares also told us that while she'll miss the rivalry now Pendleton's retired, she won't miss losing to her!
The last Gold medallist of London 2012 headed out of Stansted on Ryanair along with 34 of her Lithuanian team mates.
Laura Asadauskaite, took Gold in the Modern Pentathlon, in the last event of the Olympic Games.
But having got used to life in the Olympic village, it was back to earth with a bump as the athletes checked in their own luggage before embarking on their two hour and 20 minute flight home.
The Greek Olympic squad were among the first athletes to depart, preparing to leave from Stansted this morning.
Tonight 350 Aussies are set to fly out aboard a brand new jumbo at around 11pm tonight, their Lithuanian counterparts are going by budget airline. Martin Stew reports.
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With the curtain falling on the London Olympic Games last night, athletes have begun to head home.