As Bogof went to press, Britain’s gallant Olympic gang was finally threatening to overtake sporting giants like Kazakhstan (boo!), North Korea (hiss!) and Lithuania (huh?) in the medal stakes.
But it’s already been a good Olympics for food and drink. We all marvelled at the opening ceremony, when Danny Boyle lowered those five glowing ‘onion rings’ in tribute to McDonald’s awesome contribution. And organisers headed off criticism of ‘fast food’ companies sponsoring the Olympics by having spectators queue for 45 minutes to get served at some venues.
In fact, so popular has our haute cuisine proved with Games fans, venues have repeatedly run out of quintessentially British fare like pizza and noodles. And Wembley Stadium ran out of milk for half-time teas, meaning even furious dairy farmers could get into the Olympian spirit.