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National Pride !
Nimuae - 25-8-2008 at 11:53

Originally Posted by Sunday Express
"A group funded by the European Commission wants to see Team GB replaced with a single European Olympic squad.

As the Queen congratulated the team on Britainís best Olympic performance in a century, it emerged that our athletes could even be asked to hand over their medals for display in the office of the EU President, a post currently held by French leader Nicolas Sarkozy." l ink here

Are we to have NO national pride at all?

I am not into sport - but even I am outraged by these two suggestions. What do the rest of you think ?

Apparently some daft group calling itself "Young European Federalists" apparently - based in Brussels. They say it would help to 'combat nationalism'. Oh - and the EU Anthem would replace God Save the Queen at medal presentations !

janet - 25-8-2008 at 11:59

One would assume that it wouldn't be just Team GB, it'd be all the EU states?

I can't imagine it'll ever get off the ground.

LSemmens - 25-8-2008 at 13:07

It sounds like some of the poorer losers want to bask in the glory of the better nations. I somehow don't hink that either GB or Germany will be too enamoured with that concept. Tell those French so and soes to get of their derriers and win some medals of their own!