CNN, Opinion

London basks in Olympic glory

If voters in the United Kingdom were offered the chance tomorrow, in a snap referendum, to change the name of the nation to “Team GB” the result would hardly be in doubt.

Such is the mood of euphoria fostered by the country’s gold medal-winning performers, and London’s successful staging of an Olympic Games that some had predicted would become the latest in a long tradition of Great British cockups, that a country more used to wallowing in sporting failure is waking up to the unfamiliar feeling of giving itself a collective pat on the back.

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