Talk:Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Discussion[edit]

Why are the sections of this article numbered for me? (I don't have the auto-number sections preference enabled, and other pages with similar levels of hierarchy aren't numbered.) A glance at the editing box shows the numbers aren't hard-coded... Doops 16:08, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)

OK, It's gone now. Zany... Doops 16:09, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Gymnastics[edit]

Could someone else take care of the gymnastics results? I couldn't wrap my head around the BBC results pages - what meant what. Anyone more familiar with how it works? -- Michael Warren | Talk 15:35, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I've had a go. Be nice if someone would proof it using my source at the BBC (or a different one) -- User:Bodnotbod 20:33, Aug 24, 2004 (UTC)

Good work[edit]

Just wanted to thank people for their work on this page, it's a good resource. --User:Bodnotbod 18:40, Aug 24, 2004 (UTC)

Best performance in 20 years?[edit]

The ITV evening news just announced that this was the best British performance for 20 years. I guess this is based on number of gold medals won. If anyone can find a reference for this it would be well worth adding in. - I'll try to find one. --User:Bodnotbod 18:00, Aug 30, 2004 (UTC)

You beat me to making the reference... ;) -- Michael Warren | Talk 18:32, 30 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Organisation of events[edit]

I've just noticed the start of a change in ordering of events, from an alphabetical list of competitors, to division by individual discipline. Whilst this should help organise things, is it particularly necessary to include the times for each heat and round? A simple quantifier of the stage that competitor reached, as listed already, should be enough. -- Michael Warren | Talk 18:32, 30 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Name Used for Olympics[edit]

Great Britain (the name under which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competes at the Olympics) - The actual name under which the UK competes is Great Britain and Northern Ireland Keith 21:25, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Would anyone mind this page moving to an appropriate place? 'Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics' is incorrect, no matter which way one looks at it. Thus, both 'United Kingdom...' and 'Great Britain and Northern Ireland...' would be superior. Obviously, this article forms part of quite a large series, and no fewer than three different team names have been used since 1896 (the three being UK of GB&I, GB, GB&NI). The only term that is a correct description of the country throughout is 'United Kingdom...', but that name has never been used as the actual team name. Which one is best? Bastin8 22:10, 24 September 2005 (UTC)
You are right United Kingdom is never used in sporting events, it is either the Four Nations competing independently or together called "Great Britain and Northern Ireland". I don't think there is much point changing this article as you said there are many years where the name has been used incorrectly, The best thing IMO would be to start the next article (2008) as "Great Britain and Northern Ireland at.." or "GBR at..." (GBR is the three letter code for the UK). Another idea would be to call the article "Team GB at..." Team GB is used to describe the team, but mainly at home I think. Keith 13:08, 25 September 2005 (UTC)
I would be opposed to using the initialism GBR in the title of the page. "Great Britain and Northern Ireland..." would be the proper, official title and would be the one that I think we should use throughout. "Great Britain" is, from what I can tell, the most commonly used term for the team in international reporting (probably due to the length of 'Great Britain and Northern Ireland'), so while I would prefer the full name, I don't see a big problem with leaving the title as-is and using the full name in the first line of the text whilst explaining the various monikers. -- Jonel | Speak 15:37, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

The name Great Britain (and only that) is accurate. It is used by the IOC and at the Olympics because for Olympic-competition, the British team consists of just England, Scotland and Wales. Athletes from Northern Ireland can and do compete for Ireland at the Olympics (e.g. Swimmer Andrew Bree at the 2000 and 2008 Olympics). Also there is a note in the main Great Britain at the Olympics article as to why this is the case. Hooperswim (talk) 15:29, 10 June 2009 (UTC)