Just got an email from a lady, asking “With 3 more women getting gold are there more golds for men or for women now? And we’ve still got Shanaze and another one in Taekwondo, that lady who read out the Olympic creed.”
I replied that it’s a strange thing if she’s only supporting women – what happened to GB? Interesting that women only appear to support women but men support everyone.
At the same time, Wiggia wrote about that tweet mentioned at Tom Winnifrith’s place:
EU_London2012 [email protected]_London2012 Remember Beijing 2008 EU 87 Gold medals!! Will EU break this record? #london2012 Rank (19:10 LDN): EU 61, CHINA 34, USA 30 #EU #teamEU
Yep – had to be that the EU would try to cash in, just as women are doing and so I thought – let’s do some other divisions.
In terms of Yorkshire, it’s apparently 5 golds. We’ve all seen the Salmond ridiculousness and Hoy’s rebuff. What about the Welsh after Jade [above left]? Or perhaps we could do fairhaired v darkhaired?
Also, if we put the English speaking Anglo-Saxon nations [with Celts thrown in from the UK] – in other words, everyone but the Republic of Ireland, that makes it 71 golds and still counting.
If we look only at US and UK, then it’s 62. If it’s nations I’ve lived in for long periods of time, then it’s 51.
How much more divvying up do we need to do before people become bored wi’it? Do we wish to synthesize or analyse? Do we wish to celebrate a coming together, or do we wish to be divisive, like an Odone in the Telegraph?