“I spoke to the team leaders at the last meeting before they left and I said, ‘Just remember, Brits do have a reputation for this touch of arrogance in the international sports world and it’s really important that, whatever the frustrations are, we get behind this and are positive about it’.

“They will be particularly sensitive to any criticism from us so it’s really important we don’t get caught up in that.”

A Team GB spokesman insisted their athletes had encountered no major problems at the Games thanks to forensic pre-planning.

Meanwhile, the refusal to throw Russia out of the Olympics was branded “politically-motivated” on Monday night by Robertson, who condemned the International Olympic Committee’s response to the country’s doping scandal.

Source : www.telegraph.co.uk/

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