Andy Murray's stunning victory in New York capped a stunning two months that gripped the nation as we watched a host of medals being won in the Olympics and Paralympics.
What the Olympics also showed was the enthusiasm of people not participating in sports to get involved and give up their time to ensure the spectacle was delivered.
We must ensure the momentum continues through to the Commonwealth Games with the people of Glasgow getting involved to ensure we provide the same welcome and deliver the best games possible.
But it is after the kit has been packed away and the athletes and spectators have gone home that Glasgow needs to see the benefits.
This week we revealed how much alcohol costs the city and how it can be turned around.
We all have a role to play and the will is there as the Evening Times Community Champion awards and the hugely successful Glas-goals campaign showed last year.
What is needed is for individuals, schools, council and government to all sustain the enthusiasm we have shown in supporting our elite athletes and to apply it also to supporting sport and activity at a community level.