Didn’t London do well with hosting the 2012 Olympics! From the impressive creative opening ceremony on, all the way through to the party-like closing ceremony . In between, there was an impressive haul of medals for Team GB, which gave the whole country a feel-good factor, with a reminder of the real value of Olympic spirit from all around the world. Congratulations to all those who took part and won medals, and a special mention to the Scots who won medals.

•    Sir Chris Hoy (track cycling), two golds
•    Andy Murray (tennis), one gold, one silver
•    Katherine Grainger (rowing), gold
•    Heather Stanning (rowing), gold
•    Scott Brash (team showjumping), gold
•    Tim Baillie (C2 canoe slalom), gold
•    David Florence (C2 canoe slalom), silver
•    Luke Patience (470 sailing), silver
•    Michael Jamieson (swimming), silver
•    Daniel Purvis (team gymnastics), bronze
•    Laura Bartlett & Emily Maguire (team hockey), bronze

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