United States of America (#1 - 104 medals, 46 gold)
We really needed all that gold. Thanks for helping our debt, Mr. Phelps!
We're all sad to see the Olympics fade into the mists of Bob Costas-narrated memory, but more than individual people, it is the nations themselves that are sad to see the Games end. For once, we were not the hyper-individualized stars of the Internet we have all convinced ourselves we are - we were part of a much larger Facebook group: our country. Here we've "favorited" (get it?) some of the best tweets from those nation-states that made the 2012 Olympics so special.
Great Britain (#3 - 65 medals, 29 gold)
The last time there were confident Englishman on earth went poorly for many other nations.
Jamaica (#18 - 12 medals, 4 gold)
Also good at the convincing Snoop Dogg to change his name.
North Korea (#20 - 6 medals, 4 gold)
It was nice of Kim Jong-Un to let other countries take home medals as gifts.
Italy (#8 - 28 medals, 8 gold)
Italy is competing to host the 2024 Olympics in their mother's house they never left.
China (#2 - 88 medals, 38 gold)
They were this close to earning their countrymen a 15-minute break at Foxconn.
Brazil (#22 - 17 medals, 3 gold)
Can we please move Carnival back a few months that year?
France (#7 - 34 medals, 11 gold)
The warmest French diplomatic exchange since the end of WWII.
Indonesia (#63 - 2 medals)
Indonesia? More like indoor-sports-a-lose-a. Yep. You heard us.
South Korea (#5 - 28 medals, 13 gold)
While Koreans didn't win in the sprints, they dominated the 400m Zerg.