In 2008 Rebecca Adlington put Mansfield on the map with her heroics at the Beijing Olympics, filling a slightly embarrassing gap south of Sheffield. Now success from other British sports stars means that ‘at least 90% of the towns in Britain’ feature on road maps.
The first medal for Burkina Faso came in the Water Polo contest. Not only did they win Gold, but they also beat the Olympic and World record by eating 15 packets of the mints without coming up for air.
According to police at the scene, the boy – who cannot be named because he didn’t have a sponsorship deal – died of acute over-excitement after consuming over 30 ‘tickets’ of Olympics in the space of less than 12 hours.