Team GB won a whopping 29 gold medals, the stadiums filled up, the transport held together and, with a bit of help from auteur Danny Boyle, the country united in support of the event.
Well, as the ads say - thanks for the warm-up. The summer of sport continues later this month with the Paralympic Games, and Digital Spy spoke to Channel 4's Georgie Bingham about what's in store.
How much will being the host nation change they way people engage with the Paralympics?
"I think it'll make a massive difference... We already know that people have got an appetite to come to the games, but I think what Channel 4 are trying to do is make it as significant as the Olympics. It's never been done before. We're going to be on air 18 hours a day across all their networks with a huge array of different talents.
"They really want blanket coverage like how we have done for the Olympics for years and years. Whatever city it's held in there's an appetite for the Paralympics because people really get into the Olympic spirit and they feel like they've missed out, so they can snap up a few late Para tickets."
How much do you think Oscar Pistorius's story has brought attention to the Paralympics?
"I think it's opened up a dialogue, him asking 'Why can't I run against able-bodied guys?' - what he's done is bring a huge amount of attention to the ability of Paralympians. Oscar Pistorius is really, really big on the ability. He says, 'I've got two disabilities and hundreds of abilities, so I must be allowed to bring my abilities to the table, across the board'.
"We've got a couple of Paralympians who are borderline Olympic level. It's a great thing to be able to merge the two, but I would like Pistorius to be the star of the Paralympic Games, not the star of the Olympic Games. He's in real danger of losing his Paralympic title and glory to one of his South African rivals, which would be an amazing and huge story. It'd be like Usain Bolt losing the 100m."
What are Team GB's medal hopes like?
"We're incredibly strong. We had an amazing showing in Beijing and it's not coincidence that we're strong in some of the sports the Olympians are strong in - swimming and cycling. We have a massive chance of bringing home - well, having home! - a huge, huge haul of medals. We had 42 in the last games.
"I think we'll do very well. We came very near the top of the medals table in Beijing, so I expect home favour to carry us along. The Chinese are very strong at the Paralympics so I don't know if we'll beat them, but we'll definitely be very much up there."
Will there be sport fatigue after the Euros, Wimbledon and Olympics?
"I think the Paralympics brings something totally different to the table. It brings elite athletes who are disabled and it's a totally different feel. There's a general ignorance that the Paralympics is an afterthought to the Olympics. The Paralympics is completely about sport.
"You win, you lose, sometimes you cry, sometimes you fall over - sometimes your big chance comes and goes. I think people who like sports will watch great sport. When it's presented with great stories as well I think people will find themselves hook, line and sinker for it. I hope so."
Channel 4 has always been unafraid to deal with contentious issues - will it be challenging things like the power of corporate sponsors in its coverage?
"If there are stories to be covered, Channel 4 News will always cover them. With us they'll definitely concentrate on the sport, because we're the official broadcaster so actually that is outside of our remit. We don't have to worry about that sort of thing."
You're very prolific on Twitter - has being on the network changed how you engage with your audience as a broadcaster?
"Massively. The last thing I did in England before I went to America was Sky Sports News - which is quite straight, very newsy. ESPN is all about using your personality to broadcast in a quite loud and shouty manner. Twitter allows me to engage with people with a sense of humour, and I think I'm a little bit naughty on Twitter sometimes. People like a sense of humour... it's brilliant - and dangerous."
You say dangerous - a lot of footballers have got in trouble using Twitter - should clubs control what players tweet?
"It must be a nightmare for football clubs. It allows footballers to get directly in touch with their fans - and their non-fans as well... I don't think clubs should censor people. I sometimes type things out on Twitter and then think 'Ooooh... actually, not sure if that's a good idea' and delete it, or save a draft for later. But if you put a public forum up then you can't take away the right to free speech. It's hard for clubs to police."
What's been your most 'wow' interview as a broadcaster?
"I think David Beckham was the most terrifying."
Because of his profile?
"No, because of the amount of the people that are there. You've got management companies, PR companies, publicists. Then you've got the club's PR company and publicists and press officer and every time you ask a question everyone sit forwards to see if the question's all right. Then they sit back after.
"He was unbelievably nice. The only problem is you don't get anything sensational out of a David Beckham interview, because he's a consummate professional. He's exceptionally nice and he's never going to rant and rave in an interview."
Georgie Bingham is part of Channel 4's broadcast team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which takes place from August 29 to September 9.
Watch the Channel 4 trailer for the Paralympics below: