Why is the UK olympic team called "Team GB"? Shouldn't it be "Team UK",as GB doesn't include Northern Ireland?

It's a good point. The men's curling team is from Scotland so maybe that's why they did it. I did a little research and apparently they were allowing people from N. Ireland to choose. The could either go to the Irish team or to Great Britain.

Who's gonna play for Team GB/England in the olympics?

which sport r u talking abt. athletes frm engalnd,wales ,scotland and northern ireland will be there

my doubles gb team is locked for ps3. read for more details?

post this on the damn game battles forums foo

MW2 GB TEAM-i need a mw2 gb team for ps3, msg me on psn if i can try out- bustuhnuut?

Why doesn't team GB enter a football team in the olympics?

There isn't a UK/GB football association. Football was codified in England in 1869 by the newly formed Football Association. The Scottish, Welsh, Irish Football Association (not to be confused with the Football Association of Ireland) were formed later and nationals from those counties compete against each other. There isn't a UK wide body for football. It would be very difficult to get everybody to agree on the representation. In the early years of the Olympics Amatuer football in Britain was a strong sport alongside the professional game but amateurism (in terms of a high standard of play) nearly died out as the professional game became so strong. The Olympic sports all used to be amateur only. As all the best players in Britain were professional, (because the professional system in Britain was so extensive), the amateur sides in Britain were relatively weak. The other British amateur associations couldn't be bothered with it. Up to 1972 GBR were sending the English national amateur side but they usually performed poorly, but after that they didn't bother. Of course professional players are now allowed to compete., and FIFA have said that organizing a GB side won't compromise the separate association status of the UK home nations within FIFA. With the London 2012 games coming up there is a lot of talk about trying to get a GBR team. No-one knows whether they will actually pull it off.

can you buy the team GB olympic football shirt?

the shirt bale had on goes on sale in 12 days ..

Only Team GB medalists shown on BBC even if Chinese olympians get 3x the number of Golds?Can it be weirder?

yeah, the BBC that British Channel, paid for by the British Tax payer, showing the British Medalists ... what a shocker and to Nikki G ... it's 12 Medals from 10 Events in the cycling :-D 7gold 3silver 2 Bronze

Why does Andy Murray have to play under GB team?


What do you think of the Team GB Olympic mascot?

Well it's better that the Olympic 2012 symbol, which is of course Lisa Simpson being busy.

At the London Olympics will GB field a soccer team like the USA dream team or let the amateurs have a go?

Countries can only have 3 soccer players over the age of 23. And if the last Rep series is anything to go by - the english footy lads are far too up themselves to even care. Give them 40,000 pounds a week, they'll play - give them an english guernsey, and they will spit in your face. My understand is that a fair whack of them have royally po'ed the locals.

anyone else surprised by team gb performance overall and dominating rowing and cycling?

If anyone followed the progress of British track cycling over the past 5-10 years they should not be surprised that Britain now leads the world, and the rowers have rarely disappointed.

What is the official Team GB Font used?

There is no link available on your question to view the image to provide you with an adequate answer.

do we play for team gb or not scots football section?

nope, i believe that we are different country's for better or worse. it pisses me off to no end when during an olympics, if a Scottish person wins the commentators say it was for Great Britian, but if an English person wins the commentators say it is for England. wankers. im fed up with it

British Olympic Team - Why Team GB and not Team UK?

Don't be silly Gary..........GB or UK...it's all the same. If we named it Team UK there would be someone asking why we didn't name it Team GB. ps....it is Southern Ireland that is not in the UK and not in Gt. Britain.

If i start training now could i be part of team gb for the athletics team? I'm 21 therefore being 24 in 2012?

Sure...you could do that. All you got to do is...GET NOTICED!

no scots or northan irish in the olympic GB team?

it seems not it's a pity fletcher didn't get in

who would get into a GB football team?

Craig Gordon Alan Hutton John Terry, Richard Dunne, Wayne Bridge SWP, Barry Ferguson, Scott Brown, James McFadden Wayne Rooney, David Healy

Will Andy Carroll be apart of Team GB in 2012?

What disability does he have? :L vvv Oh...

Who are the possible players for Team GB?

Why is the UK Olympic team called "Team GB", why not "Team UK"?

Yes, Northern Ireland athletes competes for Team GB or Great Britain. And this has happened since 1924 Olympics. But since 2000 Olympics, these athletes can choose if they want to represent GB or Ireland following the newly-created Irish constitution in 1999. Scottish, Welsh athletes are also competing under the flag of Great Britain except for soccer players.

Whats all this about wales not wanting to be apart of the GB Football team?

Apparently the Scots and the Welsh don't want their players playing for 'Britain' in the Olympics...in case FIFA then turn round and say that Scotland ,Wales, England and N.Ireland would no longer be able to play as individual countries from then on, only as Britain. However, FIFA have said that they wouldn't do that but the countries are still opposed to a British team (even as an Olympic one-off). Personally, I can't see the problem as in rugby Welsh, Scottish and English players play together as the British Lions team, then revert back to their own countries when the tour is over.

Does anybody want to tryout for our gb team?


How can I be part of team GB in the 2012 olympics but as an athlete?

Do you practice any sport? If not, start to practice. You have enough to worry about for now. When you become good, your coach will orient you to participate in regional tournaments. Then, will come the national tournaments and finally international tournaments, including the Olympic Games. Sorry, but to be in the Olympic Games, you don't apply for it as the former answerer said...

If a team GB formed who will you pick from NI,SCOTLAND AND WALES?

scotland - darren fletcher, kris boyd, barry ferguson, craig gordon, james mcfadden wales - craig bellamy, joe ledley, aaron ramsey, danny gabbidon northern ireland - david healy, chris brunt, jonny evans

how does the british olympic association select the athletes to represent team gb at the olympics?

How many medals will Team GB get in the Beijing Olympics? (10 points for nearest guess)

I think 11 golds, 8 silvers and 13 bronze medals.

How old do you have to be to make a halo reach mlg gb team ?

gb? I recommend being atleast 15. Prefer 18 though

im looking for a blackbops gb team team-ps3?

Should I start Maurice Jones Drew against Buffalo or Kevin Smith against GB on my fantasy team this week?

Kevin Smith, he was one of the few bright spots for Detroit last week!

what is your opinions on athletes like Mason who won silver in the high jump for team GB who is Jamican?

just jump of a bridge will ya hater? Spares us the trouble

With home advantage can Team GB improve on their magnificent Beijing tally of 47 medals?

Who do you think is a better team The Eagles or GB packers, that is the two choices I have in this FB pool?


Looking for good Xbox360 Black Ops players willing to join my GB Team?

Who is likely to be in the Team GB football team?

My possible GB Team which includes some overage GK: Gordon -(Sco) RB: Hutton -(Sco) CB: Cathcart -(NI) CB: Jones -(Eng) LB: Wilson -(Sco) CM: Scholes- (Eng) or Giggs- (Wal) CM: McEachren- (Eng) LM: Bale -(Wal) CF: Boyce -(NI) CF: Sturridge-(Eng) RM: Ramsey W. Rooney - (possible Capt)

What is the difference between Pokemon Red Rescue Team for GB Advanced and the Blue Rescue Team for DS?

The Exclusive differences between Blue and Red are there pokemon -_-Red-_- Feebas Mantine Plusle Porygon Roselia -_-Blue-_- Aipom Lapras Magikarp Minun Porygon2 P.S. Read the back of the Pokemon Blue/Red games it even says right on the back that the only differences are pokemon and only one other difference is In blue if you have red stick both games in at once start Pokemon Blue and at the load screen at the 2ed to the bottom it says Receive Team in witch the Red Recue Team is put in the Blue Rescue teams Dojo... Great way to earn Ex. Points.

Team GB have GBR on the front of their vests,what does the R stand for?

GBR = Great Britain Rocks? -_-

So what if the Australian sports minister is going to wear a Team GB shirt at a major sporting event?

I guess these Olympics really taught Aussies a lesson: don't be too proud of our sporting achievements to the extent that pride turns into arrogance.

Anybody want to join a Gb team ladder Ps3?

Would you take a thirty pound Team GB limited edition hoody to school?

No they will find some way to get it

Why is it team GB instead of team UK at the Olympics?

"The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" Great Britain is the island which has England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland shares Ireland with the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland geographically isn't part of the isle of Britain though politically it is a member nation of the United Kingdom, so good point Jamie. To answer the question, 'Team GB' probably sounds better or something. More a marketing exercise in the naming of the team than anything.

How do i become a member of team GB in 2012?

Ummm - Eric, no one is invited to go 6 years prior to an Olympics. Maybe a national coach said "you have the talent and if you apply yourself you can make the team" - but invited 6 years prior - nah. Usually the team is selected from the national trials held as little as 3 months prior to the Olympics For archery look to see where the tournaments are held, start competitively shooting and training. If you start winning a few or placing, you will move up the ranks. Not sure were archery tournaments are though as I was track and field and ran through the local athletics clubs, and national meets etc.

Team GB Squad in the London 2012 Olympics?

If there is a team GB then there should be some rules in place which make it fair. Which more or less means that all nations should have the same amount of players called up to the squad. What a lot of people fear at the mention of this, is that it's made permanent and it's only English players, with the exception of Bale and one or two more players.

Why if the UK is Great Britain & NI is the UK team at the olympics called team GB?

The Olympic nations are not countries but National Olympic Commitees. This is why American Samoa can compete as themselves and not be within the Americans. The British Olympic Association's full title is "The National Olympic Associaton of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" which is shortened to GBR (which stands for Great BRitain)

Is it too late to be in the GB 2012 team now?

Its not yet too late to become a member of the GB Olympic swimming team because usually they will announce the composition of the team at least two months before the Olympic Games. Also one major requirement for you to swim in the Olympic Games is to equal or surpass the required Olympic qualifying time set by FINA in a sanctioned meet. To have an idea on what time you are aiming for, here is the qualifying time in each event for the 2008 Olympic Games. These qualifying times could change in the 2012 Olympic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimming_at_the_2008_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Qualification

How come for the Olympics its team GB instead of England national team?

Great Britain is England AND Scotland AND Wales. It would almost be like calling the United States "New England" ... that is only part of it. We are the United States (comprised of 50 States), and they are Great Britain (comprised of 3 distinct areas). They do not have the lineup set yet (that will probably have to wait until after May 29- but Beckham is expected to be on the team), but you can check back at http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/great-britain-olympic-football-team every so often and they should have it as soon as it's available. Hope this helps.

What's Green Bay's benefit to owning their FB team, GB Packers?

The Packers can never be sold or moved. Nowadays...that is the sole benefit.

How many medals have the olympic team (GB) won in showjumping, since 1968?

google it

How will the Celtic fans react to Forrest wanting to play for team GB?

I agree with Tattie, although I'm no Celtic support ... He's a great player, as I've said on these boards before. I wouldn't begrudge him the opportunity to play, He's a talent and tae sharpen that on the world stage! I would just wonder at the ramifications of having a team GB.

Olympics - Where do you think team GB will finish in the medals table?

i dont know much mate, but team GB are amazing. I watch them on tv when i can and if this continues they could finish 3rd easily. :)

Can Team GB give US a run for 2nd place in Gold medal ranking?

No. We should manage another 5 or 6 gold medals but that's about it. To even win as many as we've done is a remarkable achievement. We might be the best European team though. As long as we finish ahead of the froggies and jerries that'll be good enough.