Amazing! Wunderbar! Formidable! strangely none of the winners from member countries are draping themselves in the EU flag just not getting into the bloc mentality, participants seem to delight in representing their individual countires. How odd! How can the EU knock the other United States off the top ranking position if member states insist of allowing nationalistic pride to prevail and fail to acknowledge their respective medal hauls are part of a combined EU effort?
You can prove anything with statistics. . The EU is not a country and if thy are trying to muscle in the Team GB's medals total they can take a running --triple- jump. I thought the comments yesterday (?) from a German cyclist and from Australia casting aspersions at our cycling success just smacked of being bad losers too.
No it doesn't mean that Monica and a few years ago there was great publicity about this very point - the football associations were afraid this could happen - however the Rugby Union has individual country teams and also a combined team - the British Lions. However they do only compete in any particular event as either an individual country team or a Great Britain one - hence each country had a team in the recent European football competition.