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Team GB is the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team.
   
Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the name under which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competes at the [[London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Wiki|Olympic Games]].[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_GB#cite_note-Team_GB-0]Great Britain was one of 14 teams to compete in the first Games, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896_Summer_Olympics 1896 Summer Olympics], and has competed at every Games. Athletes representing Great Britain have won 715 medals at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Olympic_Games Summer Olympic Games], and another 22 at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Olympic_Games Winter Olympic Games]. Great Britain is the only team to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Games.
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Every two years the Team represents Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the summer or winter Olympic Games. The Team is selected by the British Olympic Association, in conjunction with the governing bodies, from the best sportsmen and women to compete in 26 summer and 7 winter Olympic sports at the greatest sporting event in the world.
   
Great Britain was the name assigned to the United Kingdom team by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Olympic_Committee International Olympic Committee][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed citation needed]] for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1908_Summer_Olympics 1908 Summer Olympics] along with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOC_country_code IOC country code] GBR. The team is also referred to as Team GB.
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The sportsmen and women who are selected to participate for GB at the Olympic Games become members of the Great Britain Olympic Team, Team GB.
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There is only one Olympic team from Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Team GB. There is not an Olympic swimming team or Olympic rowing team. The individual sports join to become Team GB, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flfVL1KednU[[Video:Team GB Beijing 2008 Highlights|thumb|300px|right|Team GB Video]][[Video:Team GB 2008 Olympics Beijing|thumb|300px|right|Team GB Olympics Pitch Video]]
 
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Revision as of 04:10, December 18, 2010

Team GB is the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team.

Every two years the Team represents Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the summer or winter Olympic Games. The Team is selected by the British Olympic Association, in conjunction with the governing bodies, from the best sportsmen and women to compete in 26 summer and 7 winter Olympic sports at the greatest sporting event in the world.

The sportsmen and women who are selected to participate for GB at the Olympic Games become members of the Great Britain Olympic Team, Team GB.

There is only one Olympic team from Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Team GB. There is not an Olympic swimming team or Olympic rowing team. The individual sports join to become Team GB, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flfVL1KednUthumb|300px|right|Team GB Videothumb|300px|right|Team GB Olympics Pitch Video

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