Sunday, 5 August 2012

Proud to be British...

I know it's not always PC to be too patriotic, but how can we help it with the staggeringly successful  performance of the British Olympic team?

With the repeated playing of the National Anthem and the sight of the Union Jack being raised, crowds cheering for sports I've never watched before, more red white and blue on the streets again and we are only just over half way through these games.

 The cheering on the beach today was so loud it reached us over a mile away as Ben Ainslie won yet another gold medal in the sailing.
Who would ever have predicted that we could be third in the medals table, with only the huge nations of China and the US above us?
2United States28141860
3Great Britain & N. Ireland16111037
4South Korea104620
9Russian Federation4161535
11North Korea4015

Go Team GB!


Jimjams said...

YAY for team GB
I was SO pleased when Andy Murray beat Federer today - he really wanted it this time!

SusieJ said...

WTG Team GB!!
I was a little sceptical as to whether we could pull off the Olympics but I'm so pleased to have been proved wrong!
We're definitely punching above our weight!
And it all makes me so proud!
Hugs xx

scrappyjacky said...

As someone who is not normally a sports fan at all....I know just what you mean.....and the excitement and pride is completely contagious.

Jane said...

for once let's forget our reserve and give a big cheer, team GB have been fantastic!!!