Letter: Why countries are good and bad at Olympic games

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IN YOUR Olympic report ('McColgan beaten to a retreat', 9 August) Mike Rowbottom states it was a miserable games for the Scots but there was much in the way of comfort for Britain. Why did he not add 'because the English competitors did so well'? Does he have a problem with the word 'English?'

Then move to Hugh Jones's results analysis on the same page. Treating Scotland separately would relegate them to the unplaced group at the bottom of the table whereas Great Britain excluding Scotland would move up 12 places to above the USA.

Ken Bull

North Stifford, Essex

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