This is the final ranking of the top 10-performing countries in the Beijing Olympics (from the BBC):
Firstly, Australia. Yes, we know Brits are sedentary, crippled by competition-averse political correctness, and very fat. And you expected to thrash our pants in Beijing.
And The Sun responded in its usual xenophobic manner.
In response to a caller optimistic about Team GB's chances:
"I’m sure they’ll do better than St Kitts & Nevis and one or two other smaller countries but as a country of 60 million people with the fourth or fifth biggest economy in the world and with a history of having not only participated well but invented many of the sports being competed for in the Olympics, do you think we’ll be getting a return on the investment we’ve made on the sport?Fail.
"I think in fact for the money we’ve invested in sport we’re going to get a miserable haul in medals."
Aussie foreplay: "Brace yourself, Sheila"
We rock too;