There are 10,000 athletes from 204 countries competing in 300 events in these games. Among them, plenty who call the West Country home. From Penzance to Portland, Taunton to Trowbridge, more than 60 sports men and women from our region will take on the world's elite. They'll all have dreams of a medal - they all need cheering on - but here are the ones to watch:
Ben Ainslie will carry the flag in tonight's closing ceremony. The 35yr old from Falmouth is the most decorated Olympian sailor.
Penzance will host a homecoming parade for Helen Glover. An open top bus will go through the town to mark her success.