I was watching the games on Saturday and the only disappointing thing was the way some of the athletes felt they had to apologize for not getting gold. Somebody said its a pity they can't all get a medal - well that's nonsense. Not much of a competition if everyone is a winner. No doubt the Brit medal winners will do well in the New Years Honours list MBE's, OBE, K's and D's and maybe a sporting Lord. It got me to wondering if there is a case for giving the whole of Team GB the BEM. As I see it the argument in favour is that as a nation we recognize their efforts in taking part and we say to future generations that being in the team is something to aspire to. The argument against is that you can't have medals for all and it may encourage a culture of mediocrity.