There's a good chance the Sochi Games will be remembered for the turmoil, bad (good?) weather and stray dogs pattering around, but that didn't keep this class of incredible athletes from showing the extremes to which the human body can be pushed.
Speedskating, the short-track and long-track, saw many records fall, mainly at the hands of the Dutch. Russia's most famous import, Victor An, became the most golden short-track skater ever and Norway, a Xanadu for biathletes and cross-country skiers, now boasts the most decorated Winter Olympic athlete of them all.
Read on to see who set records as we say do svidaniya to Mother Russia.