I am so glad I was wrong!

  john bunyan 08:59 AM 13 Aug 12
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My main concern for the Olympics, based upon information from usually good sources, was that the games presented a huge and risky terrorist threat, bearing in mind the small but dangerous number of home grown terrorists such as we have heard of in Syria (British citizens reported there to have threatened a British journalist). Maybe MI5 etc. have foiled unannounced plots, I do not know.

I am just glad to have been wrong; the games went very well in every way, and will be long remembered for the atmosphere created by the organisers and the whole British public.The volunteers and Service people were so impressive, and team GB did so well. At roughly one gold per 2000000 people we must be the top of the table?

  Quickbeam 09:06 AM 13 Aug 12

I'm glad you were wrong too!

It was worth every penny of debt. Some things are worth the stretch on the credit card, and this was one of them.

At 1 gold per 200,000, it's a huge improvement on Beijing at 1 gold per 1.1 million. And for the small countries like Grenada and Uganda, their golds put them on the map for their 15 minutes worth.

At 1 gold per 200,000, we are the most successful first world country.

  john bunyan 09:09 AM 13 Aug 12

QB I think you mean per 2,000,000.

  Woolwell 10:35 AM 13 Aug 12

By population and GDP Grenada is top of the table.

  Quickbeam 11:38 AM 13 Aug 12

I'm sure I read that with China we were 1 gold per 1.1 million?

  Quickbeam 11:39 AM 13 Aug 12

Good job I didn't post this at midnight, I'd have failed the new maths teast!

  Quickbeam 11:39 AM 13 Aug 12

...and the spelling test.

  interzone55 13:24 PM 13 Aug 12

In Beijing we were one medal per 1.1m people.

  Aitchbee 13:48 PM 13 Aug 12

...Britain only won one Gold in China!

  Aitchbee 13:56 PM 13 Aug 12

alan14...sorry, I am wrong...I think Atlanta 1988 was the Games where we won a solitary Gold. (I'd better get my facts right before posting, in future.)

  Aitchbee 14:00 PM 13 Aug 12

...1996!

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