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    Posted: 28 July 2005 at 1:25pm

Hi folks. There's been a little bit of discussion in Scotland about trying to get our own Olympic team in time for 2012 so that Scots are representing Scotland instead of GB. Just like we already do in the football and Rugby. I was wondering what you lot would think about that?

I guess this would mean England, Wales and Northern Ireland having seperate teams as well, and each athlete representing their particular country instead of the whole of the UK.

So, if Paula Radcliffe was running for England would that make her gold medal more precious to you? Or would you prefer Paula to be winning gold for Britain?

I guess it comes down to what makes you feel more patriotic - the Union Jack or the Cross of St George? What says CSP?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2005 at 1:32pm
Cross of St George first for me every time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2005 at 1:40pm

When ever I have to fill out form requiring nationality I always write British and proud of it.

We all got a little bit of this and that in us. Especially during these turbulent times lets show what’s great about Britain and fly our nations flag with pride.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2005 at 1:41pm

england for me aswell

this is why we cant have a gb football team in the olympics,they are scared that it would be the end on individual teams.ie england scotland wales.

i dont see why we cant have both,like in rugby.the lions and individual.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2005 at 1:47pm

So what you are saying is you would prefer to have separate Olympic teams?

If your Scottish and one of your athletes are competing then wave whatever flag you like. I think it would be a shame to separate us.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2005 at 1:49pm
Originally posted by fontie fontie wrote:

So what you are saying is you would prefer to have separate
Olympic teams?


Yes, as much as I like our celtic cousins, I could never cheer them on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2005 at 1:56pm

So you only cheer and encourage if their English?

I could watch someone from whatever country and if I think they are an exceptional Olympian then I get a lump in my throat. Because they are and have something in them that I could never have and yes I would cheer them on.

But then again I'm probably more passionate then you...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2005 at 2:03pm
Originally posted by fontie fontie wrote:

But then again I'm probably more passionate then you...[/
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..possibly

I can only support one country and that’s england, the country of my birth.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2005 at 2:07pm

Well at least  you won't go horse from all that cheering...



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2005 at 2:32pm

I am English first and foremost and therefore support England.

I do however support all the 'home' countries but I cannot understand why we join together for 'Olympic' sports.

Then again the West Indies are the opposite they have one team for cricket but at the Olympics they compete as Barbados, Trinidad etc.

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