Friday, 22 August 2008

Team GB?

The BBC have a helpful map showing where Team GB's gold medal-winning athletes hail from. So Team GB's gold medals (so far) are sourced as follows:
Northern Ireland - 0
Scotland - 1 (Chris Hoy)
Wales - 3
England - 21

Yes this is skewed by the rowing fours and yachting crews but by the same token one of the Welsh gold medals was part of the coxless four.

Strange the BBC coverage seems to identify Scots, Welsh and British athletes, never English. England the unmentionable nation.

Update - 31.08.08
The Quiet Man has had similar thoughts.

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