Though some have their doubts, London Mayor Boris Johnson is confident that the Olympics have only helped boost his city's tourism. The Independent also reported an increase in sales across London retailers, which Johnson credits in part to meticulous planning and an overall foot traffic increase of 16 percent over last year.
While Johnson is quick to herald the Olympics a success, we wonder which other cities could really benefit from the Games and which cities would simply provide the perfect base for the Olympic Village. We asked our community and you responded with some fantastic ideas.
So, where would you like to see the Olympics head to next? Which city would make the perfect backdrop for the Games? Tell us below and check out some cities who have hosted in the past.