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Great Britain and the Olympic Games 2016

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Alison
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Re: Great Britain and the Olympic Games 2016

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We have been too 'busy' watching the Rio Olympics that we have had to order food rather than cook it ourselves.
All the family need to run off the results of that :lolboard:
Do we care?
I don't think so, especially if Great Britain finish second in the medals table.
I have just heard on the television that these games are the most successful by the British Olympic team for over 100 years.
We have passed the medals haul we got in the London Olympics in 2012.



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Re: Great Britain and the Olympic Games 2016

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Great Britain came second in the Olympics medals table behind USA and above China.
They are the most successful 'away' team games ever for Team GB.
We finished on 27 gold medals but we could have easily ended on more than 30 we were that close.
GB is a sporting power thanks to lottery funding, apparently :cheers:



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Re: Great Britain and the Olympic Games 2016

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Anyone remember the Russians and East Germans dominating the medals table before the drugs test were introduced :lolboard:



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Most of the British sportsmen and women who took part in the Rio Olympics arrived home yesterday.
What a site to see all that talent getting off the plane.
British Airways as well :cheers:


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Re: Great Britain and the Olympic Games 2016

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The best bit about Great Britain coming second in the medals table was that we achieved it through merit.
Years ago there was a few communist countries that were winning an unusual amount of Olympic medals.
Now that the drugs test are rigidly enforced, that sort of thing is long gone.
Not that I am trying to associate the illegal use of drugs with an unusual amount of medals :lol:
But its true and even prescription drugs have been classed as suspicious!
We should be grateful that these sporting events have cleaned up their act.
Team GB came second through hard work and persistence and we should be proud of that.
It was our best away performance as well :cheers:



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The next Olympics are in Japan so we look forward to that :cheers:


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thingamajig wrote:The next Olympics are in Japan so we look forward to that :cheers:
We might even beat the host nation again like in Rio :cheers:


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After these Rio Olympic Games and all the medals we won I feel like a cigar.



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Re: Great Britain and the Olympic Games 2016

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Good stuff from the British sportsmen and women!
Well done to all :cheers:



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Re: Great Britain and the Olympic Games 2016

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The Japanese will be investing heavily in their sportsmen and women for the next few years.
I think they may cope third in the medals table but I am hoping that the Brits will come second again.
Hopefully the lottery investment we have in the UK will continue as it has because it was that investment alone which saw our medal haul soar.



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