England has 3 Olympic Gold medals, but the team is written down as Great Britain?

how does that work? and is there still a Great Britain team sent to the Olympics for football?

Update:

so during the Olympics the footie team has English, Scots, and Welsh? and maybe North Irish?

Update 2:

seems like 1960 was the last time a footie team was sent by Great Britain. Maybe they stoped sending them?

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  • mr. x
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    10 years ago
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    because Great Britian, with all 4 member countries, became a member of the IOC in 1905. The individual member countries aren't recognized by the Olympic committee.

    therefore the athletes for the other sports are all representatives of Great Britian, not of the individual member countries like England, Scotland, Wales, and NI. If they sent an all-English team to the Olympics, than they would have to be only English swimmers, only Scottish wrestlers, you get the drift......

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  • 4 years ago

    on the suited of the day the British Olympic Committee has defined it extremely is as much as them to place up a collection not the self reliant FA's. FIFA have already declared that it will not consequence the status of each and each FA. Scotland look against it. English FA seem to back the perception. 2012 is an prolonged way, yet on the 2d, you will get very few game enthusiasts from outdoors of britain collaborating in to boot. possibly the extraordinary and beautiful Scot and Giggs. the main interesting ingredient could be in the event that they secured an staggering coach - not Sven or McClaren (possibly Walter Smith or Peter Taylor)

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  • Robert green would get a gold medal for his effort

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    well Britain is England, Scotland and Wales. sometimes we go it alone sometime we work together

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