Britain Olympics

September 12, 2012 - 4:36 PM
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 file photo, Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning gold in the men's 10,000-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Wars aside, losing used to be as British as milky tea. Growing up in Not-So-Great Britain meant living with rain and the cold, hard fact that the country which invented modern sports _ cricket, football, rugby, tennis, table tennis, you name it _ had since become rubbish at them. This was a nation so starved of sporting success that it went giddy when five Scottish women won Olympic gold in _ how embarrassing _ curling. So can a summer of victories turn around British fortunes forever or are Andy Murray, Mo Farah, Bradley Wiggins and their merry band of winners merely proof that, eventually, even the mangiest dog has its day? (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)