Why is it Team GB and not Team UK?

It’s been ‘super Sunday’ today for the British in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with the nation storming into second place in the medal table. But why are our competitors called Team GB and not Team UK? Surely Northern Ireland should not be missed out?

If only it was that simple. Technically our guys should be called Team Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and UK Overseas Territories – as explained here.


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