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post 6th Aug 2016, 08:02am
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I know lots of people have been eagerly awaiting the Olympics, good luck to all our home nation competitors (see what I did there tongue.gif ). As usual our TV coverage is geared up to bore the living day lights out of us with wall to wall "experts" telling us who to watch or who will win all the medals. I'll watch some of it of course, but just bits here and there. My first foray into it was watching an "exciting" football match between Nigeria and Japan which ended 5-4. Exciting, it was more like watching a primary 6 game rolleyes.gif

Sure it wil get better as it goes on unsure.gif

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post 21st Aug 2016, 04:09pm
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So proud. clap.gif

13 of Team GB's best-ever finishing total of 67 Olympic medals belong to Scotland. biggrin.gif

Team GB has narrowly surpassed its record total from London 2012, while Scotland's able-bodied athletes (with the Paralympics still to come!) have matched their own record from London, making GB the first ever country to better its medal total following a host Games.

On this final day of competition GB could come within one medal of equaling its victorious tally of 29 London Golds, with a boxer in the Men's Super Heavyweight final tonight. Scottish Gold amounts to 4 from Rio, three fewer than London.

Andy Murray, Callum Skinner and Sally Conway bring individual Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively home to Scotland. The ten other medal-winning Scottish Olympians all took part in team events, making them very much part of the Great British success story, which has remarkably eclipsed that of mighty Team China by placing GB in 2nd place in the overall medal table behind the USA. ohmy.gif

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Scotland's 5000m runner Andrew Butchart excelled in his Final,
clocking a Personal Best time to finish 6th, and afterwards embraced teammate Mo Farah who finished just 5 seconds ahead to complete his famous 'double double'.

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