They have football but only people under age of 23 are allowed. Britain cant compete as the footballing nations are diff. as in Eng, Wal, Sco, N Ire.
We might get a team in the 2012 London games though, it is being discussed I believe. We could actually have a Britain football team in every games, I think both FIFA and IOC have no problem with it .Problem is the Scots don't want anything to do with it, I read that apparently playing for Britain will "take away their scottish identity," or something along those lines. I guess that means scottish runners and swimmers and everyone else wouldn't want to compete for Great Britain either then?
IMO its pathetic if we can't have a football team in the olympics, if its allowed then why not?
Back on topic, poor first day, although certainly not unexpected. Hope collingwood can keep it going for a while and get us to a defendable 1st innings total.
The main reason is that the other Football associations of Britain believe that selecting a team will be very difficult. This is due to England being a much higher ranked side and better overall. Yet how do you choose between the top players in each national team? It is likely the majority would be english (which is fair enough since england is the biggest nation) but as much as i would love to see Britain competing, you would lose national identity, as the british side would pretty much be the english side. It's just a very complex issue. IF it can be resolved great, but there is lilkely to be alot of complaints from fans.