Only a small number of countries are big enough, rich enough, and obsessed enough with sport to have the luxury of losing count of medals over the course of any single day. As our team returns home victorious, it shouldn't be ignored or taken for granted. It's something to celebrate.
In part, Mourinho's reputation plays into how the situation looks from the outside. When fans were concerned about his youth policies months before he was even appointed manager, there was always going to be some extra scrutiny afforded to his decisions.
Most people possess a model of the world, a script for how things should be. What stops innovation is the lack of willingness to double back and revisit our scripts and determine whether they are helpful or not... it's not working harder but working smarter which is what double loop thinking requires us to do.
Perhaps it is too much for us to expect that the Olympics, even with Team GB's success, could get people more active just as a by-product. There's a huge difference between cheering on Andy Murray from the comfort of the settee to actually getting out on a tennis court to have a go.
Much of the conversation since has been on the cost of funding to Olympic Sports (although most comes from the Lottery Fund). Is it worth it? Here in this park, watching young people come together to do calisthenics (body-weight exercise), the answer is definitely yes.
On a global scale, the Olympic Games allowed the world to witness moments of human achievement rather than tragedy and it's no wonder that businesses large and small are keen to associate themselves with sport and why the benefits go beyond the playing field, the track or the pool.
The fact that idiotic comments from the likes of John Inverdale are referred to as 'slips' is notable. It implies that he has momentarily forgotten that he is on TV and has certain standards to uphold, and is instead letting his true thoughts about female athletes bubble to the surface. As if it's normal, and expected.
Manchester City's capture of Claudio Bravo is virtually over the line, pushing Joe Hart closer to the exit. Despite his 10 year of service to the club, the England number one simply isn't going to play if he stays, meaning a move is now the only option for him.
Perhaps by the time Tokyo 2020 rolls around, we will begin to see female athletes' and commentators sporting abilities and talents the primary focus of media attention. We have also seen women across the world achieving some remarkable things and being duly credited for them. However, despite 39% of team GB medal-winners being women, it is still an arena in which women are treated as second-class competitors.
All these potential mergers and more could have resulted in big crowds and successful, well funded teams. There is just one thing...its called heritage.Anyone suggesting mergers in some towns could have been lynched. Try convincing Hull and Hull KR supporters that they should come together for the greater good. This would lose a hundred years of history in one fail swoop.
Void of today's circus antics of fuel, tyre and driver bureaucracies, historic racing is always about speed, tactics and performance of the car. There is overtaking a plenty, there is room for error and there is total professionalism, perhaps because these cars are privately owned and cost a small fortune.
The 20-year renaissance of the British Olympic team is actually a master class in collective regeneration, as applicable to businesses and even countries as it is to regenerating an Olympic team. Here's seven reasons why Team GB has been so spectacularly successful.