Now that it's over, I'd like to say that it's not like the old days where people had to work bloody hard and we'd think our team getting 3 golds was pretty good. These days, it seems that all that our athletes need to do is turn up and they get a gold. This lowering of standards has meant that the efforts of previous British Olympians will be devalued by this proliferation of medals. Clearly, the British Olympic team have stolen the template employed by the education department. I blame Michael Gove for making our past medal heroes seem ordinary.