I'm glad you were wrong too!
It was worth every penny of debt. Some things are worth the stretch on the credit card, and this was one of them.
At 1 gold per 200,000, it's a huge improvement on Beijing at 1 gold per 1.1 million. And for the small countries like Grenada and Uganda, their golds put them on the map for their 15 minutes worth.
At 1 gold per 200,000, we are the most successful first world country.