Watching the Olympics has been interesting. The British love an underdog...ANY underdog. They are so enthusiastic for them.
In watching the archery there was a man from Fiji who was down almost beaten and came back to tie. The British went wild for every shot. It came down to his last shot...if he got a bullseye he would win. Unfortunately he got a 4 (that's really bad) and lost. But the crowd was so appreciative of his play.
That's what I love about the Olympics. Yes you have the best, but then you have the underdog who almost makes it.