The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games set a "new gold standard" for the movement, organisers have said.
David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 chief executive, hailed the success of the Games as a new report highlighted the benefits of hosting the spectacle.
The Highlights report examined the impact of the Games on Glasgow and Scotland.
It found there were more than 600,000 individual visitors to Games and Festival 2014 events between July 23 and August 3.
Many visitors attended several events, with 1.2million tickets sold - around 96% of those available for sale.
The Games appeared to have a positive impact on retail. During Glasgow 2014 the number of shoppers in the city increased by just under 22% compared to the same period last year, while across Scotland the figure was up by almost 14%.