Olympic Medal Count Showing Team EU In First Place Is Really Managing To Rile Brits

It comes after a medal table showing the EU as “winning” the Olympics also managed to anger people last week.

German communications company Euro Informationen, whose clients include the European Commission and the European Parliament, produced the medal table which imagined a games where all the countries of the European Union compete under one flag.

It prompted similar outrage.

But it’s not only the advocates of Britain’s remaining in the EU that have come under fire for politicising the Olympics. 

Brexit campaign Leave.EU was threatened by the British Olympics Association to stop using images of Team GB athletes on its social media accounts or face legal action. 

The same group was also slammed by cyclist Callum Skinner, who told it to stop using his picture and name to “promote your campaign”. 


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