Track or Field? – September 2016

Something has changed in Great Britain. The gold nosed jet which repatriated our Rio heroes symbolised more than a successful sporting campaign. In 2012 our team delivered a fantastic result which cynics were quick to credit to home advantage!  Yet four years later the result speaks for itself; Great Britain finishing second and only beaten to first place by the United States. To say the least this is remarkable particularly if considered in the context of 2015 IMF data which revealed the US population to be five times our own and with a GDP of 18.5 trillion compared to our 3 trillion. If population and wealth alone dictated sporting success then the US, and a number of others, shou ld have wiped the f loor with us. So what has changed?


 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

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