Great Britain's Winter Olympic squad returns home on Monday after a successful Games.
Team GB took part in Sunday's spectacular closing ceremony having won four medals in Sochi, equalling their record tally from 1924 in France.
The team was the best prepared and the best funded in British winters sports history and four medals was regarded as the minimum requirement.
And that funding will almost certainly be increased as a result of their success.
UK Sport chief Liz Nicholl said: "It's been an outstanding Games and the athletes need and deserve the support.
"I can't say what the investment will be from sport-to-sport as we'll discuss that with them over the coming weeks and months, but I am anticipating more investment in winter sport."
Mike Hay, Britain's chef de mission in Sochi, said: "They knew what they had to do. We talked about the strength in depth of the team and we proved that. I'm disappointed in some ways too because I feel like we've left some medals out there."
The highlight was Lizzy Yarnold's gold in the skeleton, and the men's and women's curling teams won silver and bronze respectively, and Jenny Jones won bronze in the slopestyle as Britain finished 19th in the medals table.
But there was crushing disappointment too, in particular Elise Christie failing to win a medal in the short track speed skating.
The IOC and the Russians - who finished top of the medals table - are delighted with how the Games went.
The hosts spent an incredible £30 billion turning a Black Sea resort previously best known for the being the holiday destination of choice for Communist Party leaders in the days of the USSR into a sparkling theatre for winter sports.
No country has spent more on an Olympic Games, summer or winter.
International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said the Russians had proved the doubters wrong: "You have to ask all those who criticised whether they change their opinions now," he said.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has been highly visible throughout - he always intended Sochi to be a statement about modern Russia.
Bach insists Putin did not overstep the mark. "In all big events, a country, also the political leadership, hopefully benefits from the success of the event," he said. "This is a legitimate interest.
"Mr Putin had been playing an important role in the preparation of these Games. If that would not have been the case we would have been sitting here in a very different mood.
"Mr Putin always respected the (Olympic) charter during these Games and I do not remember any kind of action by him where he would step over the border, making gestures or undertaking steps which would not be legitimate."
Team GB will conduct a news conference this evening and you can see it live on Sky Sports News from 6pm.