Well what an amazing performance by the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team at the Olympics in Rio. Liz Nicholl, CEO of UK Sport said “our athletes have prepared and performed quite exceptionally in Rio, to deliver arguably the greatest achievement in British sporting history”.
20 years ago in Atlanta, Great Britain won 15 medals including 1 gold medal. In 2016 Team GB achieved 27 gold medals, 23 silvers and 17 bronze medals finishing second in the medals’ table behind the USA, ahead of China. What has changed in 20 short years to spark this spectacular turn around?