London 3 August 2012- As the 2012 Olympic Games enter the second week, the British team seems to have been misplaced. Londoners have been joking and complaining that making their way around town has gone from difficult to impossible as the World has descended on the city. The host country traditionally gets about a 60% boost in the medal count. To date, Team GB have not found their way to the medal podium as much as they had planned to. Concerned fans fear they may be stuck in traffic.
At the time of this post Great Britain’s medal count stands at 15. Which means they’re edged out by the USA Swim Team by four medals. But 15 still puts the home team in a solid seventh place. It pales with the 47 they won in Beijing.
Italy and Australia trail in eighth place with eleven medals.
Canada stands alone in ninth place, seven medals.
There’s a gaggle with six medals. The Netherlands, Romania and the Ukraine.
North Korea has won all the medals. Okay they REALLY have won four golds and bronze. Which means their families will be allowed to eat.
After that it’s mostly onesies and twosies. No wait…Mexico has four. But none of them in swimming.
Meanwhile they’re keeping a stiff upper lip over at www.teamgb.com/ . Look for them to medal in:
- Rowing (They have already won a Silver in Coxless Four. Go figure)
- Any of the Horsey Events
So if you spot one of “Great Britain’s Greatest Team Ever” wandering the streets of London, give a the Bloke a hand by contacting Team Great Britain and tell them where you found them.
Tel: +44(0) 207 842 5700
Address: 60 Charlotte Street, London W1T2NU