There has been a lot of pleasure here in England (or should I say Great Britain) that we actually beat the Aussies in the Medals Table in Beijing.
Before the Olympics started the Australian Sports Minister had a bet that the Brits wouldn't beat them - which she has now lost. She will now have to wear a Team GB T-shirt at a major sports event in Australia.
My husband (Australian) has been getting a lot of good humoured stick at work over this. I also suffered in 1996 when living in Adelaide and the Brits only won 1 Gold medal at the Atlanta games.
I thought this was funny, the Sun newspaper having a laugh at the Aussies expense. The video of the Aussies response is good too......... http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle1608056.ece