Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman hailed the "miracle success" of the first Olympic and Paralympic Games staged in South America today during a presentation here, ignoring many of the problems which overshadowed the build-up to the event and have continued to cause concerns afterwards.
Speaking at the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), Nuzman claimed he "did not want to talk about challenges" but instead focus on the successes of Rio 2016.
"We never gave up," Nuzman, who is also President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, told delegates from over 200 countries.
"This is very important.
"All the history that we remember from last year and everything we went through in this period, we never thought of giving up.
"The IOC and ANOC were really part of that success, so I want to thank from the bottom of my heart.
"It was a miracle, a challenge, a success, but I prefer to say thank you."
Nuzman, who received a special award celebrating the success of Rio 2016 at the ANOC Awards Gala here last night, made comments which echoed those uttered by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach here yesterday.
Bach blamed the media for exaggerating problems and claimed there was a "gap between public opinion and published opinion".
Several problems continue to plague Rio 2016, however, including an inability to so far meet all payments to staff and contracted suppliers and companies.
They claim to be still awaiting funds from the State and Municipal Governments and the IOC.
According to Globo, they still owe money to around 700 different people or organisations.
A damning report was also published last month by the World Anti-Doping Agency Independent Observers about the drugs testing procedures during the Games.
It highlighted "serious failings" with logistical preparations and pinned blame predominantly to Rio 2016.
Ireland's ANOC vice-president Patrick Hickey also remains in Brazil as part of a ticketing investigation after being arrested on August 17 during the Olympics.
Nuzman failed to mention any of these problems today.