A total of 17 Olympic venues around the country will eventually be dismantled. But some will remain for the upcoming Paralympics, which run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9.
The Olympic Park, visited by more than 5 million people during the games, will be closed to the public until the Paralympics, and many venues will see changes to make them more accessible to the disabled before those games begin. Some 7,000 police officers and 5,000 G4S workers will be on hand to guard the Paralympics.
Until then, London can bask in the memories of an event when went very much as intended.
Carmelina Moscato, a member of the bronze-medal Canadian soccer team, said participating in the games was like "being in dreamland."
"I could not have asked for more," she said.
Associated Press writers David Stringer, Jill Lawless, Martin Benedyk, Cassandra Vinograd, Sylvia Hui, Gregory Katz and Shawn Pogatchnik contributed to this report from London.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.