Full Olympics Medal Tablefrom the BBC.
GB's roll of honour(again from the BBC).
I've been quite impressed with the opening ceremony - I watched most of it live this afternoon and I'm watching the highlights as I type this.
I hope 'we' can pull off something as respectable in 2012!!!
The BBC say 4bn people will be watching!
I was surprised to see Sara Brightman had got in there singing the Olympics anthem (good for album sales!).
I did a Google and some Chinese sites say she is from the USA! :¬(
Let's hope it's a good one - it's certainly started rather well...
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If we had got third this year, there's no way we would have been able to get 2nd in 4 years, and so it would have been a bit of a disapointment as people would be expecting too much.
Still we would have won a hell of a lot more golds. the 10k free style swimming we were pipped to the post and we fell down to silver position. Had we won them all we would be seeing an event glorious to behold.
BMX, what a farce.
I'm not surprised there are countries going after the cycling coach. Apart from the BMX event, we were leading by quite a margin in the cycling events. I'm glad he's decided to stay.
> So we failed in 8 out of 17 events, hopefully we'll do better in
> 4 years time.
There's more medals than they predicted. That'll do!
UK Sport targets
Target / Won
Archery - 2 / 0
Athletics - 5 / 4
Badminton - 1 / 0
Boxing- 2 / 3
Canoeing- 2 / 3
Cycling- 6 / 14
Diving - 1 / 0
Equestrian - 3 / 2
Gymnastics- 1 / 1
Judo - 2 / 0
Modern pentathlon- 1 / 1
Rowing- 4 / 6
Sailing- 4 / 6
Shooting - 2 / 0
Swimming- 3 / 6
Taekwondo- 1 / 1
Triathlon - 1 / 0
Target Total - 41 / 47 (Expected 35)
Target Gold - 12 / 19
Revised Target Gold - 20 / 19
So we failed in 8 out of 17 events, hopefully we'll do better in 4 years time.
I'm surpised none of you mentioned that Cuban attacking the referee. Now he and his coach have got a life time ban :/
The footballers could learn a thing or 2 from the winners at the olympics.