Thursday, 5 July 2012

Heavy Medal

My workplace is holding a competition to predict the final medal tally for Team GB in the Olympics.  I've recorded my prediction (well, guess) below so I can keep track...

Gold = 21
Silver =  16
Bronze =  18
Total = 55

Unfortunately, the cycling, which got us 12 medals in 2008, has been butchered and there are now far fewer medal opportunities in that sport.  But home advantage should give GB a chance to increase the overall medal tally since the last Games.  I reckon they should surpass the total of 47 medals, but I'm being conservative and predicting an increase of only 2 golds.

It's sobering to realise that UK Sport's official target is only 1 higher than the Beijing games.

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